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Could Boston be the new Venice? As sea levels rise, Boston is considering a radical plan to protect its most historic district. Our friend John Macomber of Harvard Buiness School is quoted in this fascinating piece - read here! http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29761274

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Last summer the Malmö Festival 2014 took place. Design agency SNASK created a giant, colorful playground that functions as a festival poster at the same time.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34239

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16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013)
(English and Hongarian (dubbed in English))
On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest.…

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…

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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 50 – Vienna

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A milestone: the 50th CityPoem. What could be a more appropriate highlight than ‘Pick a Poem’?
Vienna CityPoem, Helmut Seethaler
Pick a Poem.  (Pflück Gedichte.) The author writes poems on scraps of paper, and sticks them on Vienna’s main streets.…

CityPoem 81 – Rotterdam

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A line from a poem by Leopold, who lived in Rotterdam: “In all things is a glance.”
Rotterdam CityPoem: 2, Leopold
This line is placed on the façade of the ever popular Mediterranean hotel and restaurant Bazar in Rotterdam. It…

LoveLocks Revisited: Pécs, Hungary

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Have a lock inscribed for the two of you, lock it to the gate, throw away the key, and your love will last.
Earlier Inspiring Cities published about the Lovelocks in Tata, near the lake. Lovers inscribe their names in…

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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 – 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…

Alain de Botton: The City as a Cure for Loneliness

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“Cities are, as it were, enormous libraries filled not with books but with people.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities? Twelve…

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…