The climate is changing: the rain is heavier and the dry periods between are lasting longer. How can we moderate these two extremes? A lot of rain water currently drains through sewers to prevent flooding. However, that does not always work and increases the problem of drought. De UrbanistenDe Urbanisten
At may 3rd, Newsdam organize for the third time already the World Press Freedom Day in Rotterdam and watch together with them from 20:00-22:00 the film Harrison’s Flowers. Harrison’s FlowersOctober 1991. Harrison Lloyd, photographer at ‘Newsweek’, is sent to Yugoslavia to take pictures of a conflict described by the media
Over the last ten years Rotterdam has transformed the centre into a “City Lounge” in order to encourage people to meet, stay and enjoy Rotterdam – by reallocating road and parking space, slowing traffic speeds and investing in quality public space at an impressive scale. The results are transformative, well
Three local Rotterdam solutions for global problems Swinging Excercise Breathing exercises boring? Not any more! The GroovTube helps children with a chronic condition to exercise in a playful way. With the help of an interactive game they regulate and build the respiratory muscle strength. The visual feedback on the breathing
At April 20th, RAW Streetphoto Gallery (Coolsesstraat 75) celebrates her 3 years anniversary with a duo exhibition of Jürgen Bürgin and Jorg Rubbert “IntimateStrangers”. The opening is at 16:00. The ArtistsJürgen Bürgin and Jorg Rubbert are the front runners of street photography in Europe. Their artworks are influencing photography development.
The bikes designed by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde would suck in polluted air, using positive ionization to clean it, before pushing it back out into the atmosphere. More innovation Dutchman, Daan Roosegaarde who brought us air pollution-busting innovations like the 7 meter ‘smog tower’ to suck out the bad air in China;
On Friday April 12 the new design hotspot Lil ’Delfshaven openend in the old Lage Erfbrug bridge keeper’s house. Lilia Costa wants to give the smallest store (9m2) of Rotterdam a multifunctional character. In addition to selling local products like coffee, design and art, it will be also a tourist
On March 31, 1943, 76 years ago the United States Army Air Forces accidentally bombed a residential area in Rotterdam close to shipyards and docks. The death toll was between 326 and 401 and made between 10,000 and 20,000 people homeless.
During Nazi Germany occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War (1940–1945), Allied air forces carried out a number of operations over Rotterdam and the surrounding region. These included bombing strategic installations, leaflet dropping, and during the last week of the war, the dropping of emergency food supplies. At
Today 10 of the 13 parties at the Rotterdam City Council signed an Energy Transition Agreement. The local Energy Transition Agreement is an initiative of alderman Arno Bonte and together they want to cut the Rotterdam CO 2 emissions with 50% in the next 10 year. The group also think