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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…

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!

Inno alla libertà – Hymn to Freedom

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Inspiring Cities supports the action going on at Flickr.com to support the resistance in Burma / Myanmar.

> See  http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=birmania%20freedom&w=all&s=int for examples of this action going on at the international photo website www.flickr.com.
Please read these few lines carefully.
Some…

U2 Hotspots In Dublin

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U2 was formed in Dublin in 1976.
U2 formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. By the mid-1980s, however, the band had released several successful albums and developed a devoted international following, largely from extensive…

CityPoem 46 – Wijk bij Duurstede

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A poem that captures the soul of Holland and is probably the best known one in The Netherlands. It describes the typical Dutch landscape.
In 2000, the Dutch people chose this poem ‘Poem of the Century’. The poem was appropriately…

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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.

1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
It’s a city with a waterfront;…

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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 38: Tom Boot

DS+V, Pasfoto's ten behoeve van beveiligingspasjes. Nico de Jong

Being a real working city, cultural live isn’t on the forefront in Rotterdam. That didn’t prevent Rotterdam from creating a divers cultural climate. This makes Rotterdam a real city.

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