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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,…

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!

The story of the river Rotte

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Highlights of a tour in modern Rotterdam, searching for the location of the old dam the city is named after Rotterdamweek: the story of the river Rotte

In Rotterdam one feels the possibilities and promises of the future, as well…

CityPoem 58 – Dublin (8)

Some of those poems left anonymously in the urban landscape.
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 CityPoem: Open Your Eyes, anonymous
I open my eyes
and that is what I see
a land of fearful people
still struggling to be free
they hearts are full…

CityPoem 75 – Bristol

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A 600m-long epic city poem by poet Ralph Hoyte. “City = Canvas”.

 
The photo is reading Ralph Hoyte’s 600m-long epic city poem ‘Walkie-Talkie’. It was written in 2004 for the Launch of Bristol Legible City. The overall concept was…

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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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 21: Nico Tillie

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The soul is about how it originated where it stands now and what it envisions for the future and acts with that. So I would show old and new Delfshaven and the harbour, the innercity and the River with the…

Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”

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

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 30: Bram Harkes

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The River Nieuwe Maas flows through my veins. That’s why I always have to work. As every citizen in Rotterdam.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are…