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Wat staat er vandaag een waanzinnig mooi artikel in de New York Times, met dank aan Rotterdam Partners! #Markthal

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M+, Hong Kong's museum for visual culture, has launched an interactive online exhibition that showcases the city's iconic neon landscape.Read more: http://popupcity.net/34089

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PARK(ing) Day Rotterdam

PARK(ing) Day 2014 was a great success in Rotterdam. The municipality was actually feeding the meters for the reclamation of more than 75 parking spots by bu...

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Events

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…

16 July 2014Inspiring Films: “The Oil Rocks”

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The Oil Rocks – City above the sea (Marc Wolfensberger, 2009)

100 km off the coast of Baku in the Caspian sea, lies Neft Daslari, a network of oil rigs with a hotel, apartments, shops and sports facilities for 5,000…

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 91 – Utrecht (2)

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In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.
Poem by Virginie Driesen:
een straat
in de zon
en…

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…

CityPoem 50 – Vienna

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A milestone: the 50th CityPoem. What could be a more appropriate highlight than ‘Pick a Poem’?
Vienna CityPoem, Helmut Seethaler
Pick a Poem.  (Pflück Gedichte.) The author writes poems on scraps of paper, and sticks them on Vienna’s main streets.…

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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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 9: Anton Stapelkamp

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Vice President of a Rotterdam Municipality, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, 41.000 inhabitants live in Rotterdam since 1966, loves this town.

1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?…

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?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 32: Wieteke ten Horn

The soul is in Rotterdam Zuid, Afrikaanderplein and Beijerlandselaan in summer.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is second big city in…