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M+, Hong Kong's museum for visual culture, has launched an interactive online exhibition that showcases the city's iconic neon landscape.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34089

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PARK(ing) Day Rotterdam

PARK(ing) Day 2014 was a great success in Rotterdam. The municipality was actually feeding the meters for the reclamation of more than 75 parking spots by bu...

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Events

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…

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…

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Urban Audit information on European cities

The Urban Audit is an online source of information on European cities. Excellent material for those of you working in the field of urban development.
Also interesting for those who want to compare their own city to other cities:
From…

Flying Grass Carpet

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In this spirit of our friends of “parking day” we now have the flying grass carpet. It can be seen in Aachen, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

For more info: www.flyinggrasscarpet.org
In Rotterdam the carpet can be admired from June the 28th…

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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 – 9: Anton Stapelkamp

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Vice President of a Rotterdam Municipality, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, 41.000 inhabitants live in Rotterdam since 1966, loves this town.

1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It’s a city with a waterfront;…

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest…