Has the red carpet ever been rolled out for you?

A new public living room is created to pass the time and offers space for meetings and relaxing. City lounge in St. Gallen – St. Gallen is with 71.000 inhabitants the seventh largest (university)city in Switzerland. Its main attraction is…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 49: Jacques van Heijningen

When you drive with your car and pass the van Brienenoordbridge, you are happy to be almost home. Inspiring Cities interviewed Jacques van Heijningen. Jacques van Heijningen is the director of the Rotterdam Fund for Film and Audiovisual media. He…

Guerrilla gardening

Do you feel irritated about the neglect of public space in your city? Maybe it’s time to become a gardener. A guerrilla gardener! In more and more cities all over the world people start acting as guerrilla gardeners. Guerrilla gardening…

At Least Partially Homemade: New York’s Industrial Decline

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…

Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

Culture created the city and the city created the culture. One couldn’t exist without the other. Marcia is a 40 year-old Brazilian civil engineer who works with civil constructions for 17 years. She had lived in the US for some…