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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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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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Events

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!

LoveLocks in Tata, Hungary

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The town of Tata in Hungary is beautifully located by two lakes and houses the 12th century castleof the legendary Hungarian King Matyás. But what is this gate????
The old centre of Tata is located at one of the lakes.…

CityPoem 36 – Rome

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Romans honouring a hero of the past: the people’s poet Trilussa, who never joined any literary circles, wrote about the everyday Romans, in the Roman dialect.
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 CityPoem: In the Shadow, Trilussa
IN THE SHADOW
While I’m reading the usual…

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Jacqueline Vermaat: New York and other ant hills

Jacqueline Vermaat works for dS+V, the housing and planning department of the city of Rotterdam. She is head of the housing section. Jacqueline is also a notorious traveler to countries and cities all over the world. So she knows her…

Ferran Mascarell on the civic dimension of cities

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Here Ferran Mascarell proves himself an optimist: not afraid to mention the city’s weaknesses or to criticize failures in recent urban politics, but in the end he shows confidence in the urban potential of Barcelona.
Ferran Mascarell has been responsible…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 23: Eddy Kaijser

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Culture in Rotterdam is like the spices in your meal. Without spices, your meal has no flavour. Without culture, Rotterdam is just an other gray city made out of steel and concrete.
1.   How do you describe Rotterdam to people…