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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
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It’s Artvertising!!! The Million Dollar Homepage on a Building

It’s Artvertising!
The other day, this Inspiring Cities reporter witnessed a presentation by Teun Castelijn of the Sandberg Institute. He came up with an idea that shows cities and culture at their best.A cross over between The Million Dollar Homepage,…

46 Books of 15 meters high

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Leiden’s new welcome.
Near the square near the train station of Leiden there was an ugly building excavation. awaiting a project that does not seem to want to get started. The mayor’s office decided to brighten the city’s entrance up…

Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind in Dublin

Here is a link to an article about an important new place being developed in Dublin’s docklands. It is a collaboration between Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind.
Libeskind’s website may be one for the guru section because (a) it is…

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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.

Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”

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

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 – 15: Esseline Schieven

… the best thing is the seeds of optimism planted all over town: the revival of the Meent, the opening of OBBA, the new community that is growning in Spangen, the survival of the new concepts on the Mathenesseweg, the…