Lookback at ‘The City Forever’ (VPRO)

Villa VPRO (radio) live from the opening of the 5th IABR with Minister Schultz (Infrastructure and the Environment) - Photo: Michelle Muus

In ‘The City Forever’ the VPRO broadcaster, in collaboration with the 5th IABR: Making City, presented a two-week series on radio, television and Internet, and in De Gids program guide, that looked at the city, its makers and its inhabitants. Did you miss the radio and TV programs? You can still watch and listen to them at: www.vpro.nl/levedestad. Listed below are some of the highlights from the varied program ‘The City Forever’.

Villa VPRO (radio): Live from the opening of the 5th IABR
Including an interview with Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) on the opening day of the 5th IABR: Making City. – Listen to the broadcast

Bureau Buitenland (radio): Live from Istanbul
Live report from Istanbul with Dutch-Turkish guests, reports on the uncontrolled growth of the city and its problems. – Listen to the broadcast

Tegenlicht documentary ‘Making Cities – de stad van de toekomst’
What will the city of the future look like? Tegenlicht takes a close look at various plans, including the smart, sustainable city from Siemens and IKEA’s city of the human scale. – Watch the documentary

VPRO Import documentary ‘Urbanized’ 
Who builds our cities and how do these people do that? And does the way the city is designed affect our daily lives? Prominent architects, planners, politicians and thinkers discuss the issue in the documentary ‘Urbanized’. – Watch the documentary

Audio slideshow ‘De groeistuipen van Istanbul’
For ‘The City Forever’, Rik Delhaas and photographer Daimon Xanthopoulos made an audio slideshow about Istanbul, a metropolis with growing pains. – Watch the audio slideshow