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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,…

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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
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

A New Town with a Memory?

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Oral History in a New Town??? An interview with Connie Franssen of the storytelling project in Almere. One of the founders of Geheugen van Almere, a website and meeting place for stories of the residents. Creating the soul of a…

CityPoem 85 – Hamburg

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A 450 square metre poem about memento, modern architecture and trash chutes.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the »Grindelhochhäuser« the 450 sq.m. »einwortwerk« (»onewordwork(of art)«) was enrolled. The poem is a documentary extract of several statements of…

CityPoem 73 – Reykjavik

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CityPoems in Reykjavik, about the soul of Reykjavik.
Reykjavik CityPoem: A Morning in June, Tómas Guðmundsson
A morning in June

A dripping silvery mist,
The rain gleefully falls
On busily growing flowers
Barely out of the ground
Rising out of…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht 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?
These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 15: Esseline Schieven

… the best thing is the seeds of optimism planted all over town: the revival of the Meent, the opening of OBBA, the new community that is growning in Spangen, the survival of the new concepts on the Mathenesseweg, the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…