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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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Europe 24

This data visualization of Air Traffic in Europe was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the…

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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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Temple Bar – From Bus Depot to Cultural Centre

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How culture was the driver to push this area in Dublin, and become the focal point of the city.
Temple Bar: a Bus Depot?
At the end of the ’80s Dublin knew many poorly developed areas. Temple Bar, now the…

At Least Partially Homemade: New York’s Industrial Decline

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A popular assumption that resonates in much that is said or written about the conversion of industrial urban spaces to new, post-industrial functions, is the idea that contemporary cities in the advanced capitalist world have become almost completely devoid of…

Taji the Chef: Urban Guerrilla Cooking

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On Saturday the 15th of December Taji the Chef will provide us with an Urban Guerrilla Cooking-experience at 6pm at the Boompjes in Rotterdam in front of “De Nederlandse Bank”. This experience is part of Rotterdam week.

Guerrilla cooking at…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 39: Pauline de Vries

For me personally, Rotterdam is too small, I prefer bigger cities with more options, more variety, and more quality. Also, the city wants too much at the same time and is too much in a hurry to achieve it.
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The Bioregion City – Barbara Botos

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Cities as part of Bioregions?
Barbara Botos is strategic and environmental manager in Tatabánya, Hungary. How does she view the relation between Cities and Culture? Read more about Szentendre managing to integrate past and present, about the city’s need to…

Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…