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PARK(ing) Day Rotterdam

PARK(ing) Day 2014 was a great success in Rotterdam. The municipality was actually feeding the meters for the reclamation of more than 75 parking spots by bu...

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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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CityPoem 54 – Dublin (5)

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Commemorating the 49,400 Irishmen who were killed in the Great War.
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 CityPoem: War Sonnets, Rupert Brooke
This memorial park was built in 1938 to commemorate the 49,400 Irishmen who were killed in the Great War. The wreaths were laid…

Barber pole

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Those red-white and blue striped barber’s poles. Who doesn’t have a memory of them: the symbol of a visit to the barber’s shop, not so long ago.
Nowadays a barber’s pole is becoming a more rare phenomenon. A lot of…

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Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

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“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam World…