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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…

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!

Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006

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Sad news: Inspiring Cities’s hero Jane Jacobs, author of the most influential work on planning ever written, is no longer.
The author of “Death and Life of Great American Cities”, the inspiration for all fans of the Creative Society, died…

CityPoem 6 – Alhambra

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Already around 1360, when Alhambra near Granada was built, poems were integrated in the public realm.
Alhambra CityPoem

The walls of the Alhambra are full of calligraphic decoration, cursive and kufic writings with sentences such as “Only God is victor”…

Guerrilla gardening

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Do you feel irritated about the neglect of public space in your city? Maybe it’s time to become a gardener. A guerrilla gardener!
In more and more cities all over the world people start acting as guerrilla gardeners.
Guerrilla gardening…

Media

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 – 41: Johan Moerman

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Rotterdam is vibrant international port city with a flourishing cultural life. Rotterdam is open to the world, looking forward, driven by ideas about the future.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it.
Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

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…