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Judgmental Maps make fun of just about everyone, as you may be able to tell from this charming map of London. Read our interview with the site's founder here: http://www.citymetric.com/maps-pouring-scorn-everyone-coming-soon-city-near-you

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Events

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…

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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!

How do I start my own Community of Practice

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That was the question. ENTP, the European New Town Platform, asked Hans Karssenberg of Stipo Consult, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer of Mediamatic, and Jeroen Laven and David O’Connor of Erasmuspc and Urban Design Ireland to help them answer this question.

Together with…

CityPoem 82 – Vienna (2)

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A poem on a building.

wos wüü den ana scho redn
waun a no nii draust woa
about what can someone talk…
when one was never »out there«
This picture of a facade of the »wohnpark donaucity« in vienna was…

CityPoem 94 – Sao Paulo

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Poetry and prose in unusual places in Sao Paulo.
City Poems: SESC Show of Arts 2008 (Oct 08-18th)
(SESC – Commerce Social Service)
A quite unusual show happened in the SESC units in Sao Paulo. Poetry and prose were shown…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 30: Bram Harkes

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The River Nieuwe Maas flows through my veins. That’s why I always have to work. As every citizen in Rotterdam.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 34: Mare de Campos

Rotterdam is nice because it is “flat”, “green”, secure and because people makes it interesting. I loved hanging around by bike over there… feeling the wind beating my face every day.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…