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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 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…

Guerrilla gardening

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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…

Antwerp, CityChromosomes, Culture and New Media

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How do we find the Chromosomes of Antwerp and Leeds? How are the dreams of the city brought together? Why is it important to stream books? In a windy and cold Antwerp, mid December, we meet the people behind the…

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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.

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

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“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

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The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.

How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is a modern…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…