Can rivers make us more creative?
Can we bring our creativity back to the rivers?
We believe we can!

Do you want your river to be an exciting, inspiring, and unique place? Well, that’s not necessarily easy, but possible. You can change your river and let it change you.

Rivers are often regarded as means of transport, or – at best – a space for water sports. But they are also powerful and symbolic icons for connecting people and ideas across regions and national borders. They are the land’s blood system that can both join and sometimes divide people. They are THE PLACE that may connect many important fields in the city: environment, architecture, city planning, transport, but also arts, culture, cultural tourism, and education.

The River//Cities Platform is a partnership between cultural, environmental and political initiatives which work in their cities to interact with and develop their rivers or waterfronts as cultural spaces. Take a look at River//Cities, join us and let your river and River//Cities inspire you.

 

 

 

About Us

The River//Cities Platform is a partnership between cultural, environmental and political initiatives which work in their cities to interact with and develop their rivers or waterfronts as cultural spaces.
 
The River//Cities Platform Foundation's Structure:
FOUNDERS
BOARD
FOUNDATION’S COUNCIL
PARTNERS
 
The River//Cities Platform Foundation is a successor of the informal network River//Cities Platform established in 2006 by initative of Agneiszka Wlazel, Impact Foundation.

The aim of the River//Cities Platform Foundation is to increase the impact of culture on the sustainable development of urban waterfronts for the benefit of their citizens.
The main objectives of the Foundation are:

    • to increase cultural activity in urban waterfront areas
    • to encourage policy change and increase investment in cultural initiatives
    • to generate cross-disciplinary collaborations
    • to create capacity-building opportunities
New strategy of River//Cities Platform was establish in 2017 – read more. (tu link do strategii)
The River//Cities Platform Foundation functioning and its work is based on both membership fees and grants/funds for specific projects.
 For Membership Fees details, please contact: admin@river-cities.net

 

 

Council Members

Acting pursuant to §21 of the Foundation’s Bylaws the Board decides to establish the River//Cities Platform Foundation’s Council as its advisory body. Representatives of organisations/institutions and individuals that want to be active within the Platform can be River//Cities Foundation Council Members.

The Council Member's Basic Responsibilities:

  • to contribute to defining strategies of the River//Cities Platform Foundation
  • to participate in at least one River//Cities project or event per year (if organised)
  • to include River//Cities in at least one of its organisation's own activity per year (if organised)
  • to promote R//C Platform 
  • add the R//C logo, FB link and www.river-cities.net link to your own website in a visible position, mention the Platform during the related events, in press releases, in promotional materials
  • use R//C promo movie when/where applicable
  • like R//C FB page, recommend it to others
  • send to us regular updates about your organisation's activities, projects, events (in English) with links and images

The Council Member's Benefits:

  • involvement in recognised international network
  • learning and capacity-building opportunities
  • participation in collaborative projects
  • access to reliable knowledge resource
  • access to multidisciplinary perspective
  • promotion (of provided information about your organisation, so we could write about you on the R//C website; please also send us some images of your river/lake/sea area)
  • influence on the decision-making for the future of the network

 

Foundation Council Members representatives can be elected to the River//Cities Foundation’s Board.

Other Platforms or Networks of cooperation can become R//C Partners.