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The City at Eye Level

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Tonight the AFFR award winning film “Babushkas of Chernobyl” at the Inspiring Cities Film night in ZOHO. Join us!

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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 […]

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New York City Waterfalls

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In an extensive programme the city of New York is adding new parks, bicycle and foot paths and even a floating pool to reclaim the waterfronts that had been lost to cars in the last decades. Four huge man-made waterfalls…

Audiomaps of cities

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In urban planning, sound is merely considered as a pollution problem. The Institute for Adaptive Music and Sound (IAMS) looks at the positive side of sound. During previous Inspiring Cities events in 2007 (in Hamburg and during Rotterdam-week) Kees Went…

CityPoem 88 – Istanbul

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Istanbul’s city government has placed these benches around the city. Each is decorated like a book by a Turkish poet, and features a poem about Istanbul on its front. Photo: Zeynep Arkok Istanbul CityPoem: Poets and Voices, Ilhan Berk POET…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 30: Bram Harkes

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The River Nieuwe Maas flows through my veins. That’s why I always have to work. As every citizen in Rotterdam. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are…

Jacqueline Vermaat: New York and other ant hills

Jacqueline Vermaat works for dS+V, the housing and planning department of the city of Rotterdam. She is head of the housing section. Jacqueline is also a notorious traveler to countries and cities all over the world. So she knows her…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…