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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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CityPoem 77 – Rotterdam (4)

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Driving into Rotterdam, many have witnessed this poem at night, high up on a building on Blaak. It has been up on the insurance company’s building since 1987 and – probably because of this neon poem – has become part…

CityPoem 20 – Tel Aviv

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A poem that can be read both horizontally and vertically.
Rivka D. Mayer is artist, writer, photographer, poet, curator and researcher in Tel Aviv. This poem was part of a project Dialogaze with Window Poems. Rivka D. Mayer allowed her…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 24: Hans Snel

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Culture is important for every city, for the climate of living and doing business. Culture can strengthen the image of Rotterdam as a city of modern architecture.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are…

Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 36: Jeanette van der Does

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Rough, windy and unfinished. Rotterdam offers a lot of space for creative minds and gold diggers.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rough,…