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An international crowd on stage, via Skype and in the audience joined together at CITIES book launch 27 May 2014 at Pakhuis de Zwijger to discuss We Own The City: Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning
We Own the City the publication is kicking off with a grand book launch in Amsterdam May 27th at Pakhuis de Zwijger, before launches in Hong Kong, New York City, Moscow and Taipei. Details and program for Amsterdam's launch here!

We Own the City emerged as a project in 2011, portraying the results of a research initiative investigating bottom-up initiatives and their relationships with urban development history in Amsterdam. Gaining

The future of Amsterdam Noord is near. Join the conversation and become part of Amsterdam Noord’s future – January 22 at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Facing North situates Amsterdam Noord in its increasingly recognized transformative context – as extensive, rapid change aligned with globally emerging trends of innovative urban development coincide with local people and

If you had a chance to influence the 2014 Amsterdam Food Future, what priorities would you bring to the table? Come to Pakhuis de Zwijger on Dec. 11th to discover what is at stake.

As Amsterdam develops a new Food Agenda, we developed a new approach to policy development itself, giving citizens a voice, generating constructive discussion and debate, and exploring potential paths for

Food Mash Premiers! Learn more and hear from local food producers in Amsterdam.

Farming the City teamed up with Metabolic and BiteMe to advance a common goal: a more resilient food system in Amsterdam. Recognizing fragmentation among actors, they co-created Food Mash –

CITIES organized an evening on Detroit – City in Bankruptcy, during the film days of the architecture and design center in Stockholm
Join us at Pakhuis de Zwijger to explore how a new model of public engagement can make values and priorities of civil society and the bottom-up food revolution better represented in Amsterdam's developing new Food Agenda.

As the city of Amsterdam is developing a new Food Agenda, CITIES’ food policy experts decided to engage in conversation with other representatives of the civil society to define a

Borders to Cross


On democratic innovation and civic driven change
A casual meet up for people committed to a sustainable food system postponed to November 11th @OPENCOOP Tolhuistuin from 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM.

  Farming the City together with BiteMe and Metabolic began share a common goal: a more resilient food system in Amsterdam. In order to share our ambition with several other initiatives, we decided to create

On the 28th of May, we are celebrating local food system at the Architecture Museum in Stockholm. Come and enjoy the evening with us

CITIES has in the past three years been working on the project Farming The City, investigating the link between local food systems and urban planning. The work has now resulted

WeOwnTheCity is a roving exhibition which originated from Amsterdam then travelled to Marseille and Brussels in 2012 before arriving to Hong Kong. CITIES collaborated with the Faculty of Architecture of The University of Hong Kong in showcasing community practice in architecture. Hong Kong, with a different geographic, social, political, cultural and spatial context from Amsterdam, looks at community practices from a different perspective.

WeOwnTheCity is a roving exhibition which originated from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Researched and co-curated by CITES Foundation Amsterdam in 2011–2012, the exhibition showcased innovative community practices and new urban development

CITIES was in London at the ‘Thinking Cities’ event, where the winner of Philips’ ‘Livable Cities Pinterest Contest’ has been choosen.
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