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11 March 2015Trip to Zürich (Save the Date)

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Save the Date for the Fieldtrip to Zürich: thu 12 – sat 14 march 2015. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. It is quoted as city with the best quality of life in the world as well as […]

13 November 2014Inspiring Films: The High Line

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This week the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize will be awarded to landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who is known for his garden and landscape designs, among others the High Line in New York. There are currently two films in production on the work of Piet Oudolf, at least one of them will be shown during the AFFR […]

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. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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Just Landed in Chicago

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Spotted in Chicago. Street art that makes passers-by wonder what exactly they put in their Starbucks that morning.…

Glass Fibre as Urban Regenerator

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The Liberties: a former industrial area south of the centre. Most of the original jobs have disappeared, only the Guinness factory still remains. And then came the Digital Hub. Putting Glass Fibre at the heart of the urban regeneration strategy,…

Old city, new life

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We cannot claim to speak of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and only look at its historical aspects. Photos Barcelona by Ramon Domènech & Victor LaudyMentioning the Mons Taber, Barcino or the last columns of Augustus’ Roman temple would not be…

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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.

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 – 4: Luit de Haas

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I’m a Rotterdammer since 1972, when I started studying Economics at the Erasmus University. When I arrived I immediately fell in love with the city.Later on I married, of course, a Rotterdam born woman (the best there is). And…

The Bioregion City – Barbara Botos

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Cities as part of Bioregions? The mythical bird Turul on top of the hill watching over Tatabánya (photo Hans Karssenberg) Barbara Botos is strategic and environmental manager in Tatabánya, Hungary. How does she view the relation between Cities and Culture?…