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The expansion of built up urban land in São Paulo, 1881 - 2000. Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data from The Atlas of Urban Expansion,...

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17 April 2014The Rise of New Makers in the City and their Importance for Rotterdam

The New Makers conquer Rotterdam: vacant offices, shops, and buildings in the city are more and more transformed into all kinds of manufacturing companies, ranging from craft to 3D- printing industries.
Inspiring Cities, the international network for cities and culture,…

23 June 2013City Trip to Tirana, Albanie

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We are planning a City Trip to Tirana, Albanie. The trip probably will be from June 23th – 26th, 2013. If you are interested in joining us, let us know.
More details will be on our site soon.…

12 November 2012City Think Lab: Arrival City

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Many cities try to fight migration by harnessing slums, ghetto’s. favelas and other ‘ bad neighborhoods’.  Most of the time cities see them as negative and as a problem for the economic development of the city as a whole.  BUT,…

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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!

Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA)

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas project was established in 1981 and Anngret Simms is one of the Series Editors.
The aim of the project is to record the topographical development of a selection of Irish towns both large and small.…

Art in Dublin’s Urban and Suburban Open Spaces

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The Potential for Art in Urban and Suburban Open Space is often contended that there are not enough opportunities to engage with art in Dublin.

Although the infrastructure for producing and exhibiting art in our city is currently expanding at…

Strange statues

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Statues that make you smile from all over the world.
My own contribution to the collection are these two statues I found in Rotterdam and Antwerp.

 

For a big collection of statues that make you smile check out a…

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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 – 5: Wilbert Vonk

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KPN Toren op Zuid: its inventive, experimetal, communicative, celebrating entrepeneurship… and ugly!
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It has two personalties… A…