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Judgmental Maps make fun of just about everyone, as you may be able to tell from this charming map of London. Read our interview with the site's founder here: http://www.citymetric.com/maps-pouring-scorn-everyone-coming-soon-city-near-you

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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!

Installment, a book in 64 cities

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An inspiring project using the internet and over 65 cities from all over the world as its stage: the book ‘Implementation’, by Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg.
The novel ‘Installment’ was cut into pieces. In 2004, the project’s initiators invited…

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 – 8: Marc Verheijen

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Architect at the department of Public Works Rotterdam, Professor in ‘urban infrastructure & mobility’ at the Rotterdam University, College of Applied Science. Author of ‘In Transit, mobility, city culture and urban development in Rotterdam’. Lives and works in, with, on…

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…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it.
Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…