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VaLyo !Part 2014 – ingyenes köztéri fesztivál a Duna partján, Budapesten. videó: Zombori Balázs

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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…

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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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CityPoem 5 – Amsterdam

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A typical poem by Dutch female poet Vasalis, written on a door in Amsterdam.
The Donkey, Vasalis
In the short, blue twilight
I took a small walk
The ground was red, burst-dry
The sky was thin and terribly high
and…

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…

Statement for Strong Cities

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“Let’s not talk about urban regeneration. Its too problem oriented and too physical. Let’s talk about urban development instead. This is about people, about stimulus, about coalitions and about future.”

Effects of Good Government on the City Life (detail), Ambrogio…

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Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

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“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 26: Kees van Oorschot

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I think the Rotterdam Climate Initiative will affect daily live in Rotterdam for the years to come. To reach the goals set out by the initiative means a change in economic thinking and development. Industry and transport, among other things,…