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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…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

18 June 2014Inspiring Films: “Garbage Dreams”

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Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009)
Connected to the theme “Urban by Nature” of the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the first film is dedicated to Urban Metabolism: waste and recycling. Guest speaker is Césare Peeren of Superuse Studios in Rotterdam…

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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!

Gossip and backbiting

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In Bergen op Zoom, a small city in the south-west of the Netherlands, a neighourhood is being transformed. Part of the project to make the neighbourhood better, is art in public space.

In the spring of 2006 KidOR (foundation for…

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…

CityPoem 21 – Vancouver

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CityPoems are mirrors, making the reader reflect on his own views. Walls of cities become more than walls. Glass becomes more than glass. This Sunday a CityPoem from Vancouver. A poem is by Henri Cole.
Vancouver CityPoem: Haircut, Henri Cole…

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.

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”

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

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 44: Ina Klaassen

Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse city of 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 most “un-Dutch” and diverse…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it.
Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…