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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!

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…

CityPoem 57 – Dublin (7)

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A CityPoem with an intriguing similarity to Dublin CityPoem 2, published on Inspiring Cities. Both are based on a poem popular among bloggers. Both are claimed by many. And both were written in chalk. Could it be the same performer?…

CityPoem 17 – Dublin (2)

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“Walking in Dublin, I met a poet on the banks of the Liffey.”
“I don’t know if he was writing spontaneously or whether his work was part of a programme. Either way, it doesn’t matter. It was a breathtaking spectacle…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…

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 – 43: Bas Akkers

Rotterdam is the only real modern city in The Netherlands.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is the only real modern city in…