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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
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Installment, a book in 64 cities

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An inspiring project using the internet and over 65 cities from all over the world as its stage: the book ‘Implementation’, by Nick Montfort and Scott Rettberg.
The novel ‘Installment’ was cut into pieces. In 2004, the project’s initiators invited…

CityPoem 67 – Cape Town

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How does Cape Town cope with its past? The District 6 Museum works with the memories of the city’s experiences. There are several poems capturing the changes on the walls of the museum: “To White South Africa”, “Times Change”.
The…

Urban Words, Urban Quotations

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Imagine all this junk [historic Paris]. … The city is crumbling, it can not last much longer; its time is past. It is too old.

“Imagine all this junk [historic Paris], which till now has lain spread out over the…

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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 – 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…

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,…

Sir Peter Hall: The polycentric mega-city

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“In England, lottery money has been spent in enormous amounts on new museums, large and small.”

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