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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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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!

CityPoem 65 – Sabadell

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An African proverb becomes a Catalan CityPoem, being published by an Irishman. Now that’s Inspiring Cities.
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This CityPoem in Sabadell, a city 20 km north-west of Barcelona, was contributed by Kevin Nolan – thanks Kevin!
“As long as…

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…

CityPoem 71 – Zaandam

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A poem for the main ‘carrier’ of Zaandam: the river Zaan. The first poem written by the newly appointed CityPoet of Zaandam, Hans Kuyper.
Zaandam CityPoem: De eeuwige (The Eternal One), Hans Kuyper
This poem was donated and translated by…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 32: Wieteke ten Horn

The soul is in Rotterdam Zuid, Afrikaanderplein and Beijerlandselaan in summer.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is second big city in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

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“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”

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