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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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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,…

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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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The CAC and other Urban Projects in Valencia, Spain

Imagine being surrounded by the Pompidou Centre, the Sydney Opera House, the Bilbao Guggenheim and the London Eye all in the one beautiful place and miraculously blended into a single coherent array of architecture and form.  That is no less…

Gallery 37: using cultural training for community development

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Gallery 37 is a very succesful initiative to encourage socially excluded people to develop their cultural skills, and eventually move on to further education or employment.

Gallery 37 now functions as a gateway to Birmingham’s cultural quarter. Gallery 37 is…

The in-between Opera

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Underground opera between autobahns.
The »raumlabor« from Berlin developed an interesting vision for the transformation of a suburban underground station between the cities of Mülheim and Essen (Ruhr area). A new type of opera will be created within the station…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 36: Jeanette van der Does

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Rough, windy and unfinished. Rotterdam offers a lot of space for creative minds and gold diggers.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rough,…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 42: René Hanssens

Water is the soul of Rotterdam. I would bring my friends to the Lloyd’s Quarter. A surprising mix of old and new. It shows water, our maritime and trading history.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 13: Hans Stapper

Rotterdam is a harbour city for middle and lower classes.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
A city with a impressive world harbour,…