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Inspiring Films: Detroit Special

September 18, 2014, 8:30pm

Kriterion Rotterdam

An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: - After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012), and - Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).

Events

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.…

18 September 2014Inspiring Films: Detroit special

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An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012) and Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).
Brian Doucet – Brian is a…

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…

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!

Five Minute City – Conor Skehan

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Want to know all about the five minute city. And the agenda of urban ambition?

Conor Skehan is Head of the Department of Environment and Planning at the School of Spatial Planning in DIT.
At the recent Academy of Urbanism…

CityPoem 78 – Rotterdam (5)

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A poem on Rotterdam by the best known legend from Rotterdam: Jules Deelder. The Fifth Rotterdam CityPoem, as part of Rotterdam Week.
Rotterdam CityPoem: Rotterdam Cannot Be Filmed, Jules Deelder
Rotterdam cannot be filmed (literal translation, not poetic)
Rotterdam cannot…

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…

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Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”

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

Alain de Botton: The City as a Cure for Loneliness

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“Cities are, as it were, enormous libraries filled not with books but with people.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities? Twelve…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

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Meet the world in Rotterdam!
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
– I tell them how beautiful the river swings through the heart…