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Could Boston be the new Venice? As sea levels rise, Boston is considering a radical plan to protect its most historic district. Our friend John Macomber of Harvard Buiness School is quoted in this fascinating piece - read here! http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29761274

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Last summer the Malmö Festival 2014 took place. Design agency SNASK created a giant, colorful playground that functions as a festival poster at the same time.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34239

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Events

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!

Antwerp, Books, Poets and Podcasts

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A tower declaring its love by a poem to a cathedral. A text message book for and by the city. Beer mats with poems. The Antwerp method to effect people by culture in a very direct way. What is behind…

Antwerp, CityChromosomes, Culture and New Media

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How do we find the Chromosomes of Antwerp and Leeds? How are the dreams of the city brought together? Why is it important to stream books? In a windy and cold Antwerp, mid December, we meet the people behind the…

New Britain: Cultural Change in the last 10 years

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With Tony Blair resigning, after ten years of being in power, how has Britain changed over the last decade?
When he started, Blair promised a New Britain. Financial Times has written an inspiring article about a completely new feel of…

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.

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

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“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Outdoor sports in innercities.

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A few years ago Dutch journalist Tracy Metz wrote an interesting book about some touristical trends.
Pret! (Fun!) was fascinating reading material, for me most of all because of the many photos of popular touristical and cultural activities of the…

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…