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The London Sound Survey featuring London maps, sound recordings, sound maps, local history, London wildlife

Sounds of the City! Soundscapes of London. http://soundsurvey.org.uk

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The City at Eye Level

Call for presentations for the Placemaking Week in Vancouver in September! With Future of Places, Project for Public Spaces, The City at Eye..

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The City at Eye Level

The Never-Ending Story of Street Management:

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Events

11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

26 February 2015Inspiring Cities Film: Zürich

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An introduction evening on Zürich and it’s urban developments. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. But at the same time it is the place where one of the first fablabs in Europe was situated, where new small enterprises […]

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
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Antwerp, Books, Poets and Podcasts

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A tower declaring its love by a poem to a cathedral. A text message book for and by the city. Beer mats with poems. The Antwerp method to effect people by culture in a very direct way. What is behind…

CityPoem 73 – Reykjavik

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CityPoems in Reykjavik, about the soul of Reykjavik. Photos: Nanna Lind Reykjavik CityPoem: A Morning in June, Tómas Guðmundsson A morning in JuneA dripping silvery mist, The rain gleefully falls On busily growing flowers Barely out of the ground…

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.

Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 43: Bas Akkers

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

Rotterdam week 8 questions: Marije van der Hammen

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Marije is a true Rotterdam-fan: living on the Noordereiland, working for the city and always convincing people to move to the best city in the Netherlands.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the…