Events

11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

26 February 2015Inspiring Cities Film: Zürich

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An introduction evening on Zürich and it’s urban developments. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. But at the same time it is the place where one of the first fablabs in Europe was situated, where new small enterprises […]

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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CityPoem 65 – Sabadell

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Photo: Kevin NolanThis text is an African proverb. An African proverb becomes a Catalan CityPoem, being published by an Irishman. Now that’s Inspiring Cities. Sabadell CityPoem This CityPoem in Sabadell, a city 20 km north-west of Barcelona, was contributed by…

CityPoem 41 – Antwerp (6)

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A poem related to the book UtopiA, that starts in the City of Antwerp.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, and written by the Antwerp CityPoet Ramsey Nasr. Put on the wall in Antwerp. The fourth of 7 Antwerp CityPoems…

Media

To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

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The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good? Rotterdam is a modern…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 27: Luc Boot

The Dutch “Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” (“Normal is crazy enough”) attitude has been invented in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is too modest about its achievements and ambitions. “Be good & tell it.” 1. How do you describe…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 41: Johan Moerman

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Rotterdam is vibrant international port city with a flourishing cultural life. Rotterdam is open to the world, looking forward, driven by ideas about the future. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of…