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São Paulo

The expansion of built up urban land in São Paulo, 1881 - 2000. Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data from The Atlas of Urban Expansion,...

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Europe 24

This data visualization of Air Traffic in Europe was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the…

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17 April 2014The Rise of New Makers in the City and their Importance for Rotterdam

The New Makers conquer Rotterdam: vacant offices, shops, and buildings in the city are more and more transformed into all kinds of manufacturing companies, ranging from craft to 3D- printing industries.
Inspiring Cities, the international network for cities and culture,…

23 June 2013City Trip to Tirana, Albanie

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We are planning a City Trip to Tirana, Albanie. The trip probably will be from June 23th – 26th, 2013. If you are interested in joining us, let us know.
More details will be on our site soon.…

12 November 2012City Think Lab: Arrival City

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Many cities try to fight migration by harnessing slums, ghetto’s. favelas and other ‘ bad neighborhoods’.  Most of the time cities see them as negative and as a problem for the economic development of the city as a whole.  BUT,…

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!

CityPoem 58 – Dublin (8)

Some of those poems left anonymously in the urban landscape.
Dublin
 CityPoem: Open Your Eyes, anonymous
I open my eyes
and that is what I see
a land of fearful people
still struggling to be free
they hearts are full…

Inflate your city

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A city map on an inflatable ball.
Paris, Berlin, London and Barcelona are already available on a globe. Press ball for details.…

CityPoem 26 – Santiago

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A love poem by the legendary Pablo Neruda, taken in Santiago. “I request silence.”
See also the Pablo Neruda CityPoem in Lisbon, from Twenty Love Poems.
Santiago CityPoem: Pido Silencio en Estravagario, Pablo Neruda
(One of Neruda’s Poems serve as…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam World…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 2: Natal da Graça

The chaos theory as a metaphor for Rotterdam, and other thoughts by the Managing Director of BestDutch.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good?…