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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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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.
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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,…

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CityPoem 13 – Rotterdam

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Rotterdam has many old canals (‘singels’). The city is restoring them based on the ‘Singelplan’.
The Bergsingel and the Noordsingel are the first of two singels that were restored after the original design of nineteenth century city architect Rose. As…

CityPoem 25 – Goslar

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Another CityPoem by projection artist Jenny Holzer. This time in Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Goslar CityPoem: Blue Spike III, Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer made this work in the Kaiserring / Mönchehaus Museum of Goslar. The “Blue…

CityPoem 35 – Prague

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Prague, Lennon Wall. During the communist era a place for anti-government slogans. Now graffiti – poems and words of peace by millions of visitors from around the world.
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 CityPoem: the Lennon Wall
A wall in Prague: The Lennon Wall,…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 12: Joost Menger

Rotterdam has lost its identity and culture is a way to discover a new one. Above that culture is a language between people of the whole world to understand each other.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 41: Johan Moerman

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Rotterdam is vibrant international port city with a flourishing cultural life. Rotterdam is open to the world, looking forward, driven by ideas about the future.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of…