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16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013)
(English and Hongarian (dubbed in English))
On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest.…

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…

Topics

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!

Gallery 37: using cultural training for community development

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Gallery 37 is a very succesful initiative to encourage socially excluded people to develop their cultural skills, and eventually move on to further education or employment.

Gallery 37 now functions as a gateway to Birmingham’s cultural quarter. Gallery 37 is…

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…

CityPoem 78 – Rotterdam (5)

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A poem on Rotterdam by the best known legend from Rotterdam: Jules Deelder. The Fifth Rotterdam CityPoem, as part of Rotterdam Week.
Rotterdam CityPoem: Rotterdam Cannot Be Filmed, Jules Deelder
Rotterdam cannot be filmed (literal translation, not poetic)
Rotterdam cannot…

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.

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 – 7: Patrick van Beveren

Manager Urban renewal and Housing in Amsterdam, loves Feyenoord and Bert van Marwijk.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
In a way Rotterdam…