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Could Boston be the new Venice? As sea levels rise, Boston is considering a radical plan to protect its most historic district. Our friend John Macomber of Harvard Buiness School is quoted in this fascinating piece - read here! http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29761274

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Last summer the Malmö Festival 2014 took place. Design agency SNASK created a giant, colorful playground that functions as a festival poster at the same time.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34239

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Events

16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013)
(English and Hongarian (dubbed in English))
On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest.…

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…

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!

“Guard Rails” & “Naked Streets”?

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How do we get rid of those awful guard rails?

Guard Rails and Naked Streets, those were the buzzwords of the 11th Annual Quality Streetscapes Conference in London, 3 May 2006. An inspiring conference.The question: how do we get rid…

CityPoem 35 – Prague

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Prague, Lennon Wall. During the communist era a place for anti-government slogans. Now graffiti – poems and words of peace by millions of visitors from around the world.
Prague CityPoem: the Lennon Wall
A wall in Prague: The Lennon Wall,…

Giant Hares In O’Connell Street

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What are these rabbits doing on the streets in Dublin?
Part of the Inspiring Cities Dublin Week we raise the question: so how is Dublin doing in terms of integrating culture in the city? Besides the CityPoems, we look at…

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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 – 10: Rob van den Bos

Rob is from Rotterdam: born and raised, although he works in Scheveningen. The people and different cultures in small neighbourhoods in and around the city centre form for him the soul of Rotterdam.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 2: Natal da Graça

The chaos theory as a metaphor for Rotterdam, and other thoughts by the Managing Director of BestDutch.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good?…

Reinier de Graaf: The City as Predictor of the Future

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“Cities are, as it were, territorial avant gardes showing how we have to tackle things.”

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?…