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PARK(ing) Day Rotterdam

PARK(ing) Day 2014 was a great success in Rotterdam. The municipality was actually feeding the meters for the reclamation of more than 75 parking spots by bu...

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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…

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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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Architecture, film and Rotterdam

A city consists of a pallet of buildings, streets, parks, views and enclosed areas. Places that tell a story, bring out emotions, are the stage for urban life.
Drive on the van Brienoordbridge in Rotterdam and experience the skyline of…

Barcelona 1912 – La perla del mediterráneo

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In honour of Barcelona joining the Inspiring Cities City Offices, we show this enchanting film of Barcelona in 1912.

Always wondered would it would feel like 100 years ago? Watch the film proudly showing Park Güell, freshly opened, and many…

Battersea And Bankside: A Tale Of Two Power Stations

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This surrealist journey seals the fame of an urban landmark, which had been making regular cinematic appearances since 1936 (including Hitchcock, the Beatles’ ‘Help’ and Monty Python) and was voted second most popular modern building by a score of celebrities…

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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.

Culture and cities questionnaire

Can you answer the 8 Inspiring Cities questions about Cities and Culture?!
8 questions about Cities and Culture
Inspiring Cities is an international network (so far 11 countries) focused on cities and culture. We like ideas for cities. We search…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 32: Wieteke ten Horn

The soul is in Rotterdam Zuid, Afrikaanderplein and Beijerlandselaan in summer.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is second big city in…

Eight Questions for Ino Paap, Mediamatic Amsterdam

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Ino Paap is one of the founders of Mediamatic. We interviewed him about the 8 EPC questions.

Which city do you see as the nicest/best city that you know? What are its most important aspects that make it so good?…