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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.
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,…

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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!

Guerrilla tactics discussion starts Inspiring Cities debate on LinkedIn

Inspiring Cities started a discussion group on LinkedIn. A place to discuss the subjects you can read about on the site. Or new subjects you want to discuss yourselves.
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=806797&trk=hb_side_g brings you to the LinkedIn page.
The first subject that…

CityPoem 49 – Utrecht

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A poem reacting to its site, opposite Utrecht Central Station. Known by many travelers arriving by train. Written by one of the city’s most important poets.
Utrecht CityPoem: En hoe verder hij ging…
(‘And the further he went…’), Cornelius Carolius…

Dragons in Rotterdam

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Lost: dragon. Found: new building
The West-Kruiskade is thé multicultural street of Rotterdam in one of the more interesting areas of the city (Oude Westen), with a.o. many Chinese and Surinam shops. The street also contains a multicultural house for…

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To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

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“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

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Meet the world 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?
- I tell them how beautiful the river swings through the heart…

Eight Questions for Ino Paap, Mediamatic Amsterdam

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Ino Paap is one of the founders of Mediamatic. We interviewed him about the 8 EPC questions.

Which city do you see as the nicest/best city that you know? What are its most important aspects that make it so good?…