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São Paulo

The expansion of built up urban land in São Paulo, 1881 - 2000. Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data from The Atlas of Urban Expansion,...

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Europe 24

This data visualization of Air Traffic in Europe was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the…

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Events

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!

New Britain: Cultural Change in the last 10 years

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With Tony Blair resigning, after ten years of being in power, how has Britain changed over the last decade?
When he started, Blair promised a New Britain. Financial Times has written an inspiring article about a completely new feel of…

OMA / REX Museum Plaza in Louisville, KY

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A new Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky
It will give Louisville, KY a complete new face. “Museum Plaza is not just a building. It’s a riverfront city centre where commerce and culture thrive. Driven by local leaders, Museum Plaza is…

Inflate your city

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A city map on an inflatable ball.
Paris, Berlin, London and Barcelona are already available on a globe. Press ball for details.…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 12: Joost Menger

Rotterdam has lost its identity and culture is a way to discover a new one. Above that culture is a language between people of the whole world to understand each other.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Outdoor sports in innercities.

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A few years ago Dutch journalist Tracy Metz wrote an interesting book about some touristical trends.
Pret! (Fun!) was fascinating reading material, for me most of all because of the many photos of popular touristical and cultural activities of the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 23: Eddy Kaijser

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Culture in Rotterdam is like the spices in your meal. Without spices, your meal has no flavour. Without culture, Rotterdam is just an other gray city made out of steel and concrete.
1.   How do you describe Rotterdam to people…