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Could Boston be the new Venice? As sea levels rise, Boston is considering a radical plan to protect its most historic district. Our friend John Macomber of Harvard Buiness School is quoted in this fascinating piece - read here! http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29761274

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Last summer the Malmö Festival 2014 took place. Design agency SNASK created a giant, colorful playground that functions as a festival poster at the same time.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34239

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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
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

The ´Solar Libre de Lavapies´

Also known as ´the Beach of Lies´, the Solar Libre is a liberated space in the Calle Embajadores 27, in downtown Lavapies, Madrid.
But what exactly is a liberated space?
The project is the fruit of an artistic initiative with…

CityPoem 60 – India

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There are many ways to donate poems to the public domain. In this CityPoem: Urdu poetry from the last Mughal emperor, on an Indian postal stamp.
India CityPoem: poem by Bahadur Shah Zafar
Article donated by Ejaz Mubashir
Indian Postal…

Bloomsday and James Joyce Hotspots in Dublin

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Who does not know what a certain Leopold Bloom did on 16 June 1904 in Dublin? After all, for more than 1,000 pages writer James Joyce accompanies his hero on his confusing wanderings through the city and he does it…

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Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 8: Marc Verheijen

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Architect at the department of Public Works Rotterdam, Professor in ‘urban infrastructure & mobility’ at the Rotterdam University, College of Applied Science. Author of ‘In Transit, mobility, city culture and urban development in Rotterdam’. Lives and works in, with, on…

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 – 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…