How do I start my own Community of Practice

That was the question. ENTP, the European New Town Platform, asked Hans Karssenberg of Stipo Consult, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer of Mediamatic, and Jeroen Laven and David O’Connor of Erasmuspc and Urban Design Ireland to help them answer this question.Together with…

Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006

Sad news: Inspiring Cities’s hero Jane Jacobs, author of the most influential work on planning ever written, is no longer. The author of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”, the inspiration for all fans of the Creative Society, died…

CityPoem 62 – Kyoto

A ‘tanka’ poem by the cofounder of the Omoto religion. The members wish to beautify the world by art, and believe that art brings humans closer to the divine.This CityPoem from Kyoto was contribited by Ichiro Kishimi. > Ichiro…

Breathtaking Mexico City, Megalopolis

“I am a helicopter pilot and decided to share what I see from above” says C.O. Ruiz. The result: breathtaking views of Megalopolis. Just in case he adds that all pictures are REAL. Watch & Enjoy: http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html…

Shrinking cities are here to stay

In the Netherlands, debate has just started about the consequences of the end of population increase. What will happen when our cities will start shrinking? Well, here’s the surprise: Cities are shrinking all over the world. And they are here…

Urban Audit information on European cities

The Urban Audit is an online source of information on European cities. Excellent material for those of you working in the field of urban development. Also interesting for those who want to compare their own city to other cities: From…