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Discussing Waterfronts – Rotterdam

Waterfront Rotterdam: The right mix of social and water resilience

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development? Read More…

Discussing Waterfronts – Barcelona

 

Waterfront Barcelona: balancing between tourists & local identity

What does it really take to build a booming public waterfront? According to Project for Public Spaces a successful waterfront needs 10 qualities to flourish. Does this mean that if these former ports do indeed lack certain assets, they will not develop into booming public spaces? Or are some qualities maybe more important than others for long term sustainable waterfront development?

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Join our NDSM Shipyard Expedition

Win your ticket to our Spring Amsterdam NDSM Shipyard Expedition

Schermafdruk 2015-02-22 12.39.55This RAW harbourfront, is an exciting place, known for its hip and trending festivals and cultural events. This area is also part of a large revitalization. Already the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage has captured the NDSM history forever as part of its future, but it faces many more challenges.

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The Future of Open Source City Making

Open Source Collaborative Urbanism is taking up an ever increasing part in today’s City Making. Do you ever wonder what the future of your city looks like?

But we are not there yet! Our thoughts on open source city making as we time travel through history into the future and call upon everyone to change it together! We wish you safe travels!

Going International!

Our Startup finds itself in the midst of international attention

Recently we were the focus of international attention with our startup activities. Our interview by Jeroen Beekmans on PopUpCity spiraled an unbelievable amount of international interest on what we aim to achieve. Suddenly we found ourselves mentioned, shared and (re)tweeted and receiving an incredible amount of support. That is how US largest platform an magazine on world changing and innovative idea’s Fastcompany found us Read More…

Placemaking is no hype!

Placemaking is around since the beginning of the 1960’s. Especially in the United States and Canada it has been acknowledged as part of city planning proces.

In recent years placemaking is getting more attention in the Netherlands. Probably also because we lost sight whom we built and made cities for in last decades. Read More…

Berlin Space

A three-day-field-trip to Berlin gave us an insight in the ever growing initiatives that color Germany’s hottest city.

Berlin is growing, unemployment is decreasing, but income is still way below average. Read More…