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19 September 2014Park(ing) Day 2014

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Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.…

16 July 2014Inspiring Films: “The Oil Rocks”

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The Oil Rocks – City above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009)

100 km off the coast of Baku in the Caspian sea, lies Neft Daslari, a network of oil rigs with a hotel, apartments, shops and sports facilities for 5,000…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

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 35 – Prague

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Prague, Lennon Wall. During the communist era a place for anti-government slogans. Now graffiti – poems and words of peace by millions of visitors from around the world.
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 CityPoem: the Lennon Wall
A wall in Prague: The Lennon Wall,…

CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

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CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
While the goddess found
Rare men who matched her list,
None were “mr. right”.
So she journeyed home from
Where she…

Creating the Soul of New Town Almere

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“Once you live in Almere, you have to get up and do something, otherwise you get depressed.”
Connie Franssen works as a freelance journalist. In 1997, she moved from her beloved Amsterdam to new town Almere.  She is one of…

Media

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 – 25: Fons Burger

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There has been a lot of sowing in the eighties and nineties in cultural life, architecture and urban planning. We have to harvest this (after a short break) in the coming years.
 
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It’s a city with a waterfront;…

Rotterdam week 8 Questions – 7: Patrick van Beveren

Manager Urban renewal and Housing in Amsterdam, loves Feyenoord and Bert van Marwijk.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
In a way Rotterdam…