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VaLyo, város és a folyó - VaLyo !Part 2014

VaLyo !Part 2014 – ingyenes köztéri fesztivál a Duna partján, Budapesten. videó: Zombori Balázs

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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!

CityPoem 43 – Antwerp (8)

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“Back and Forth”, placed in the Antwerp Train Station.

The sixth of 7 Antwerp CityPoems this week, ending in an in-depth interview with the people behind the Antwerp programme.
Antwerp CityPoem: Heen en terug (Back and Forth), Tjitse Hofman
Back…

CityPoem 10 – Tokyo

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Written on a decorated wall in a tube station in Tokyo. Unfortunately, no translation… not yet?

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Demos

Demos is a British (but with an international network) think tank for everyday democracy.
Demos’s motto: We believe everyone should be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute to the common good. Our aim is to…

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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 – 21: Nico Tillie

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The soul is about how it originated where it stands now and what it envisions for the future and acts with that. So I would show old and new Delfshaven and the harbour, the innercity and the River with the…

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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 33: Sandra Kruin

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Rotterdam is not an open-air museum like other cities. You come for a purpose; you don’t come just for a stroll. It would be nice if there were more possibilities where people could visit for no reason and stay longer…