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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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Events

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…

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 33 – Philadelphia

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Poetry looking for the soul of a house to be demolished – and thereby for the soul of Philadelphia. For this is/was not just a house.
 
Philadelphia CityPoem: Dilworth House, Dr. R.E. Booth Jr.
This house stands in Philadelphia,…

CityPoem 7 – Dublin

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A poem on the wall of the Cafe Zanzibar in Dublin.
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Hot White Walls, Black Shadows.. The Aroma Of Strange
Eastern Spices, Bazaar Delights! The Secret of Sandalwood
and Cloves. A Sound of Laughter and Music and Drums……

CityPoem 59 – São Paulo

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The famous Brazilian poet Mario de Andrade wrote a poem about the Soul of Sao Paulo.
São Paulo CityPoem: Drizzle of my São Paulo, Mário de Andrade
Below a poem shown in an exhibition about the city of São Paulo.…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 10: Rob van den Bos

Rob is from Rotterdam: born and raised, although he works in Scheveningen. The people and different cultures in small neighbourhoods in and around the city centre form for him the soul of Rotterdam.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to…

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?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 19: Dirk-Jan Hoets

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For those who hate to make an effort and discover, Rotterdam is not the place to be – as most things worthwhile are not self-explanatory or easy to find, unless you have a guide from a Rotterdammer of course.
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