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At Least Partially Homemade: New York’s Industrial Decline

01 Old Industries New York
A popular assumption that resonates in much that is said or written about the conversion of industrial urban spaces to new, post-industrial functions, is the idea that contemporary cities in the advanced capitalist world have become almost completely devoid of…

Tel Aviv Urbanography

Urbanography: clipping a time-diffuse city impression. Is Tel Aviv, Israel, (un)like any other city? More in a beat. City A phenomenal interaction can be observed in the development of cities. Urbanisation is one of the largest demographic movements of the…

CityPoem 56 – Glendalough

A poem by the Irish contemporary poet Seamus Heaney, who lives in Dublin.Today, a bit of smuggling for Dublin week. Glendalough is not in Dublin, but it is 36 kms south of Dublin. Glendalough’s granite cliffs have been a…


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Eight Questions for Ino Paap, Mediamatic Amsterdam

Ino Paap is one of the founders of Mediamatic. We interviewed him about the 8 EPC questions.Which city do you see as the nicest/best city that you know? What are its most important aspects that make it so good?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Reinier de Graaf: The City as Predictor of the Future

“Cities are, as it were, territorial avant gardes showing how we have to tackle things.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities?…