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Judgmental Maps make fun of just about everyone, as you may be able to tell from this charming map of London. Read our interview with the site's founder here: http://www.citymetric.com/maps-pouring-scorn-everyone-coming-soon-city-near-you

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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…

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…

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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!

Personalised Travel Planning

The astonishing success of Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) – reflected in reduced emissions, healthier lifestyles, more community interaction, less car usage, more sustainable and safer communities – is probably a reflection of how pervasive the impact of car marketing is.…

New York City Waterfalls

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In an extensive programme the city of New York is adding new parks, bicycle and foot paths and even a floating pool to reclaim the waterfronts that had been lost to cars in the last decades. Four huge man-made waterfalls…

Museumplein Amsterdam – The Stompstone Song

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“Sit back and be impressed! I certainly was!”

Earlier, we showed you the Musical Tiles, or ‘Dance Chimes’ on Museumplein, Amsterdam, as part of our citysounds programme. One of our readers, Janneke, said “Sit back and be impressed! I certainly…

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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 – 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…

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?…

Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation.
Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems.
Like other…