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Urban Blogger Competition: Win 200 Euros and Our Book We Own the City!

Calling all urban bloggers! Join the global discussion – let’s break down boundaries of conventional urban development practices and push for inclusive people-driven progress! We want more voices on the theme of We Own The City. The winner will receive 200 Euros, a fresh copy of our new book, and a spotlight mention at our book launch, May 27th in Amsterdam.

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Calling all urban bloggers! Join the global discussion – let’s break down boundaries of conventional urban development practices and push for inclusive people-driven progress! We want more voices on the theme of We Own The City. The winner will receive 200 Euros, a fresh copy of our new book, and a spotlight mention at our book launch, May 27th in Amsterdam.
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Nourish the body and mind – tantalizing your taste buds and learning about Amsterdam’s food history in an exploration of the beautiful city center today. Late April, we kick-off the 2014 Old Amsterdam Food Tour! Tours start the 23rd and 30th in both Dutch and English. Find out more!
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We Own the City the publication is nearing print! We are kicking off with a grand book launch in Amsterdam May 27th at Pakhuis de Zwijger, before book launches in Hong Kong, New York City, Moscow and Taipei. Find out more about Amsterdam's launch here!
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From past to present, the Old Amsterdam Food Tour links traditional knowledge and tastes with the present. Linking the Tour’s past with present, we were granted by Stadsdeel Amsterdam Centrum to launch an all-new tour this year!
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One month only starting April, we mingle crafts of the past with present and future innovations in labor, the Old Amsterdam Crafts Tour spotlights historical crafts knowledge to inspire the labor of today, and tomorrow. This tour is in collaboration with De Brakke Grond and in the context of their exhibition ‘Labor of the Day’
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April 12th in the city centre, taste, prepare, learn and share while re-discovering your relationship with local food traditions at the Old Amsterdam Food Market, where workshops featuring local entrepreneurs will treat you and teach you, from a time when food was the very core of the city public life.
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Tuesday, March 18th, CITIES will join local innovators in everyday waste at Pakhuis de Zwijger’s 7th Circular Cities event to explore ideas in how waste can, and is, offering individuals, neighborhoods and businesses new opportunities.
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    Organized to kick-off a new season of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, the first-ever Old Amsterdam Food Market was a tasty, fun success. Find photos and more recapturing the day here.
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    Using food as a tool to experiment in democratic innovation, we prototyped a citizen-inclusive Food Council on Dec 11th. at Pakhuis de Zwijger
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