Thursday 4 October 2012 Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam
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Blogging the City presents a selection of Europe's leading city bloggers. Check back regularly for new speaker updates because we'll be adding plenty of new names to the list in the coming weeks!

Mikael Colville-Andersen (Copenhagenize)

Mobility expert Colville-Andersen is Denmark’s bicycle ambassador. His blog Copenhagenize highlights bicycle culture in Copenhagen, and placed the Danish capital on the international map as a prominent green city and bicycle town, and, hence, set the agenda for policy-makers.

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Rudolf Klöckner (Urban Shit)

Hamburg-based Rudolf Klöckner is a blogger and designer who focuses on street art, urban interventions and urban culture. His blog Urban Shit is one of the most important blogs on alternative urban development in Germany. Over the last years Urban Shit has become a leading voice in Hamburg and the city’s urban political debate about public space and urban developments.

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Stefan Höffken (Urbanophil)

Höffken is one of the founders of the first edition of Blogging the City, that took place in Berlin in May, 2011. On his blog Urbanophil, he writes about architecture, the green city, the digital city, art and culture, urban devopment and politics. He will be highlighting the concept and outcomes of the first Blogging the City conference.

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Luc Harings (ilovenoord)

Harings is creative director at Tabula Rasa. On his blog he collects things and places that make you happy in Amsterdam Noord. In two years the online and offline community grew into the biggest bottom-up initiative of Amsterdam. The blog’s heart-shaped logo is seen everywhere in the North. Luc will talk about the role of new media in making a shift from ‘top-down’ thinking to ‘bottom-up’ thinking when it comes to city-making.

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Thomas Marzano (Philips)

Italy-born Thomas Marzano is Creative Director at Philips. Marzano is a design thinker, designer, musician, photographer, speaker, blogger and creative director with a fascination for marketing, social media, innovation and the arts.

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Filip Visnjic (CreativeApplications)

Belgrade-born and London-based architect and new media technologist Filip Visnjic is the man behind CreativeApplications, a blog that reports innovation and catalogues projects, tools and platforms at the intersection of art, media and technology. The digital city is one of the blog’s common themes.

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Zef Hemel (Vrijstaat Amsterdam)

Zef Hemel is head of the urban planning department of the City of Amsterdam, and blogger at Vrijstaat Amsterdam. On his blog Hemel introduces new ideas, concepts and agendas for the City of Amsterdam. In his own remarkable way Zef Hemel has created an unique position for himself outside his post as director.

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