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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!

Sensity artworks by Stanza

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A network of sensors, some fixed, and some embedded, collects data which display the emotional state of the city.
Sensity artworks by Stanza are made from the data that is collected across the urban and environment infrastructure.
A network of…

CityPoem 12 – Leiden

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The Leiden Mural Poem Project. In 14 years time, Stichting TEGEN-BEELD managed to get no less than 101 poems painted on the city’s walls.
The poems have been selected internationally: there are poems in more than 30 different languages. This…

Guerilla Moss Graffiti

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We would like to add a new guerilla tactic to our collection: Guerrilla Moss Graffiti.
Artist Anna Garforth applies moss graffiti, or messenger, as she likes to call it, in a formal art project in Stokey near North London’s Clissold …

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

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I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 8: Marc Verheijen

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Architect at the department of Public Works Rotterdam, Professor in ‘urban infrastructure & mobility’ at the Rotterdam University, College of Applied Science. Author of ‘In Transit, mobility, city culture and urban development in Rotterdam’. Lives and works in, with, on…

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…