Posts Tagged ‘Rotterdam’

A postcard from the SS Rotterdam: Reflection on the 2017 Cities Forum

Memory’s a funny thing. Sometimes, after moderating big events, I remember almost nothing of the detailed discussions. It’s as if the intensity of the exchange is so much that nothing sticks. Or maybe inside my head it has nothing to stick to! But, just back from moderating the 2017 EU Cities Forum in Rotterdam, my [...]

By Eddy Adams, on December 4th, 2017 at 13:24

Rightsizing, City Sustainability and The Growth Dilemma

You’ve got to hand it to the Americans; they have a way with words. I was reminded of this last Friday during a conversation with a politician from Cleveland Ohio. This was at the Focus 2015 event hosted by the French Embassy in Washington which brought U.S. and French city mayors together in advance of [...]

By Eddy Adams, on March 25th, 2015 at 17:58

Rotterdam Links Creative Sector to Local Economy

In the past decades, urban gurus such as Richard Florida and Charles Landry enthusiastically pointed at the many benefits of the creative sector, and of having a creative class. Therefore, cities tried to attract more creative knowledge workers for a long time. Nowadays, the hype of Florida and Landry seems to have passed. The creative [...]

By Simone Pekelsma, on June 24th, 2014 at 18:34