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A quest for creating naked streets

Guard Rails and Naked Streets, those were the buzzwords of the 11th Annual Quality Streetscapes Conference in London, 3 May 2006.

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Arts and culture are outstanding value creators

Culture and Value Development

Especially arts and culture turn out to be value creators for residential ares. Research by ABF of which investments bring profit shows this.

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Urban Regeneration: From Government to Governance.

Digital learning environment Governance

How do you involve residents and investors in making your urban regeneration plans? A free online training helps out.

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The Hague is Coworking

Coworking Contest

The Hague invites you to present your initiative on co-working. A contest organized by Stipo to stimulate the development of co-working in The Hague.

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Learning By Doing

Training Goedereede

We all know the phenomenon: you faithfully attend a workshop and then,you put the reader you they gave you next to the others and go back to work as if nothing has changed. Stipo doesn't work like this. We prefer a training on the job.

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Beer mats with poems

City poems of Antwerp

A tower that declares his love to a cathedral, a book filled with sms-es created for and by a city, beer mats with poems: the way of the city of Antwerp to create a straight line to culture. What is the idea behind this thought?

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Stipo releases published book

The City at Eye Level: now ready for download

Stipo releases published book

Stipo released a new book The City at Eye Level: Lessons for Street Plinths and it is now available for free download or hard-copy. The book, a collaborative effort of five editors and 43 professional contributors from The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, USA, UK and Germany, delves deeply into the concepts, philosophy, and strategies behind planning the ground floors (“plinths”) of urban environments.

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Rotterdam arrival city explored

Rotterdam Bright Future - An anthropological quest to arrival city Rotterdam

Rotterdam arrival city explored

On the 25th, 26th and 27th of April 2012 an international group of urban planners, sociologists, architects en other interested professionals met to explore the Arrival City Rotterdam.

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Plinth Strategy

The City at the Eye Level

Plinth Strategy

A plinth is the ground floor facade of a building. It is a building’s most crucial part for the city at eye level. What do you as pedestrian experience when you look around?

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Value Chains and Creative Industries

A New Generation Of Creative Hotspots

Value Chains and Creative Industries

Thinking in terms of value chains is becoming more and more important for the creative economy. This has consequences for cities in organising their creative hotspots. After all, where can you find THE hotspot for architects? Or for fashion designers? Quality, incubation and up-or-out systems play an important role in a new strategy for incubators. Together with the creative sector in Amsterdam, Stipo has come up with advice for the Amsterdam Bureau Broedplaatsen (The Creative Hotspots Team). It will now become a major cornerstone in Amsterdam’s strategy for the creative industries.

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Stipo animates INTA's Communities of Competence

From making a city to being a city

Stipo animates INTA's Communities of Competence

In the coming period, Stipo will animate the international debate on this subject during INTA's Communities of Competence.

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An Urban Anthropological Quest to Rotterdam

Exploring the Arrival City & urban planning after the crisis

An Urban Anthropological Quest to Rotterdam

You are invited to an urban anthropological field trip to see and experience the insides of Rotterdam.

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Lessons from London

Urban & community development after the crisis

Lessons from London

A jam-packed 3-day exchange in East London with over 50 international professionals. We joined together with prominent urban thinkers to find new, bottom-up strategies for urban and community development after the crisis.

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Meeting new faces and places in East London

Life in a changing urban district

Meeting new faces and places in East London

For three days in early November, Inspiring Cities & Wonderful World is organizing a diverse agenda to explore some of East London's most innovative redevelopment projects and creative voices.

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Dublin between crisis and new energy

Insights from Dublin for city development beyond the crisis

Dublin between crisis and new energy

In April 2011 an interdisciplinary group of Dutch and Flemish professionals discovered in Dublin new insights and solutions for city planning and development during and after the crisis.

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An evening about homeliness in the Afrikaanderwijk in Rotterdam

Home is not where you were born, but where you eat and live

An evening about homeliness in the Afrikaanderwijk in Rotterdam

On the 18 november Inspiring Cities, YD+I and The Urban Country Club went on an quest to discover the meaning of homeliness in the Afrikaanderwijk in Rotterdam. Read more about the results of the evening.

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The spontaneous city

From making a city to being a city, seeking a new design and strategy for cities

The spontaneous city

Behind the spontaneous, organic, catalyzing or naturally renewing city hides an underlying movement from (planned) urban expansion to the (more organic) renewal of existing urban structures: from ‘making a city’ to ‘being a city’. This brings up new tensions and questions both in design and in strategy.

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Museum Quarter Vision

Half a billion for the cultural institutions of Amsterdam's Museumkwartier

Museum Quarter Vision

The Museum Quarter is a unique location in Amsterdam: it comprises no fewer than four world-class cultural institutions. What needs to be done to get Museum Square and the surrounding area in shape before the museums re-open? How can we make this into a metropolitan location that is better equipped to welcome future visitors? A vision of the identity, structuring and programming for the cultural heart of Amsterdam.

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Joint programming for cultural squares

It takes two to tango - combining private and governmental initiative in the development of cultural squares

Joint programming for cultural squares

New plans and policies for the squares in the four major Dutch cities have been drafted previous years. Government and cultural organizations engaged in joint programming. Stipo and Inspiring Cities organized a meeting on this topic.

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The AFFR and IABR in Rotterdam

Two succesful events on architecture and urban development

The AFFR and IABR in Rotterdam

The Internationale Architectuurbiënnale Rotterdam (IABR) and the ArchitectuurFilmFestival Rotterdam (AFFR) calls for submission of projects that contribute to the new urban thinking.

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The story of the Talking Stick

The chance to speak and the art of listening

The story of the Talking Stick

Talking sticks are used in talking circles by native people in North America to solve problems. It is a very efficient way to overcome barriers en allow people to express themselves with complete freedom.

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Interview with Charles Landry

The intercultural city and City-making

Interview with Charles Landry

Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value or the rise of the creative industries. Landry pleas for a city to use the creativity of many "to become the best and most imaginative city for the world - not the most creative city in the world".

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Interactive public domain

Lay down yellow waterpipes and see what happens - Comillas, Spain

Interactive public domain

In Comillas (North of Spain) a wondelfull example of interactive art in the public space. Yellow pipes challenge people to do something creative... And that happens a lot. Fantastic! The pictures speak for themselves.

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