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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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Events

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!

How to Make a LED-Throwie

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Inspiring Cities Hamburg just organized a Guerilla LED Throwing Event (see next article). Would you like to organize your own? Here’s a few simple instructions.
After Guerrilla Cooking and Guerilla Park(ing) there is now also Guerrilla LED-Throwing. Inspiring Cities Hamburg …

CityPoem 80 – Rotterdam (7)

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A poem on the Children’s Clinic of the Sophia Kinderziekenhuis.
Rotterdam CityPoem: Daylight, Judith Herzberg
This is a poem on the wall, near the famous Rotterdam Erasmus Bridge, of which the top can just be seen at the very left…

Music Tiles on Museumplein, Amsterdam

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A small but great contribution to the soundscape of the Museum square.

One of the ways we at Inspiring Cities found to discover the soul of the city is sound. The citysounds, the soundscapes.
We gather all projects, small and…

Media

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 – 2: Natal da Graça

The chaos theory as a metaphor for Rotterdam, and other thoughts by the Managing Director of BestDutch.
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 – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 41: Johan Moerman

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Rotterdam is vibrant international port city with a flourishing cultural life. Rotterdam is open to the world, looking forward, driven by ideas about the future.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of…