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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
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CityPoem 87 – Stockholm

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Not a poem this time, but citations Strindberg in the asphalt of the busiest street in Stockholm.
Stockholm CityPoem: Citations, Strindberg
“Han kom som ett yrväder en aprilafton och hade ett höganäskrus i en svångrem om halsen” That is the…

CityPoem 36 – Rome

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Romans honouring a hero of the past: the people’s poet Trilussa, who never joined any literary circles, wrote about the everyday Romans, in the Roman dialect.
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 CityPoem: In the Shadow, Trilussa
IN THE SHADOW
While I’m reading the usual…

Five Minute City – Conor Skehan

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Want to know all about the five minute city. And the agenda of urban ambition?

Conor Skehan is Head of the Department of Environment and Planning at the School of Spatial Planning in DIT.
At the recent Academy of Urbanism…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 33: Sandra Kruin

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Rotterdam is not an open-air museum like other cities. You come for a purpose; you don’t come just for a stroll. It would be nice if there were more possibilities where people could visit for no reason and stay longer…

Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation.
Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems.
Like other…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 13: Hans Stapper

Rotterdam is a harbour city for middle and lower classes.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
A city with a impressive world harbour,…