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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…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

18 June 2014Inspiring Films: “Garbage Dreams”

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Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009)
Connected to the theme “Urban by Nature” of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the first film is dedicated to Urban Metabolism: waste and recycling. Guest speaker is Césare Peeren of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam…

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How to Make a LED-Throwie

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Inspiring Cities Hamburg just organized a Guerilla LED Throwing Event (see next article). Would you like to organize your own? Here’s a few simple instructions.
After Guerrilla Cooking and Guerilla Park(ing) there is now also Guerrilla LED-Throwing. Inspiring Cities Hamburg …

CityPoem 94 – Sao Paulo

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Poetry and prose in unusual places in Sao Paulo.
City Poems: SESC Show of Arts 2008 (Oct 08-18th)
(SESC – Commerce Social Service)
A quite unusual show happened in the SESC units in Sao Paulo. Poetry and prose were shown…

Temple Bar – From Bus Depot to Cultural Centre

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How culture was the driver to push this area in Dublin, and become the focal point of the city.
Temple Bar: a Bus Depot?
At the end of the ’80s Dublin knew many poorly developed areas. Temple Bar, now the…

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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.

Joost Schrijnen: A good city needs a real local paper

Joost Schrijnen is one of the leading urban planners in the Netherlands.
He is a professor at the Technical University Delft and works as a director for the province of South Holland. In earlier years he has been a director…

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: Marije van der Hammen

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Marije is a true Rotterdam-fan: living on the Noordereiland, working for the city and always convincing people to move to the best city in the Netherlands.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the…