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17 April 2014The Rise of New Makers in the City and their Importance for Rotterdam

The New Makers conquer Rotterdam: vacant offices, shops, and buildings in the city are more and more transformed into all kinds of manufacturing companies, ranging from craft to 3D- printing industries.
Inspiring Cities, the international network for cities and culture,…

23 June 2013City Trip to Tirana, Albanie

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We are planning a City Trip to Tirana, Albanie. The trip probably will be from June 23th – 26th, 2013. If you are interested in joining us, let us know.
More details will be on our site soon.…

12 November 2012City Think Lab: Arrival City

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Many cities try to fight migration by harnessing slums, ghetto’s. favelas and other ‘ bad neighborhoods’.  Most of the time cities see them as negative and as a problem for the economic development of the city as a whole.  BUT,…

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

CityPoem 34 – Portland

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Poetry used as a protest against war.
Both the poem and the projection on the street by http://www.objector.org/.
Portland CityPoem: General, Your Tank is a Powerful Vehicle, Bertolt Brecht
General, your tank
is a powerful vehicle
it smashes down forests…

CityPoem 45 – Beijing

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Near the Old Summer Palace, poetry with a very short life: the new Bejing phenomenon of water-wrting, suddenly popular in the last ten years.
Beijing CityPoem: Water-writing
This is water-writing. The characters fade into the thin air once the water…

Dublin may be rich nowadays but…

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… there is still laundry in some streets.
Over the last decade Dublin has changed from being one of the poorer capitals in Europe, to one of the richest ones. Especially in the innercity it is hard nowadays to find…

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To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 49: Jacques van Heijningen

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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…

Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

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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…