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Judgmental Maps make fun of just about everyone, as you may be able to tell from this charming map of London. Read our interview with the site's founder here: http://www.citymetric.com/maps-pouring-scorn-everyone-coming-soon-city-near-you

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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…

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New Britain: Cultural Change in the last 10 years

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With Tony Blair resigning, after ten years of being in power, how has Britain changed over the last decade?
When he started, Blair promised a New Britain. Financial Times has written an inspiring article about a completely new feel of…

Celebrate! Solve! Soul!

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10 Statements about Rotterdam. The results of Rotterdam week 2007
10 Statements for Rotterdam
During the weekend of December 14th-16th Inspiring Cities organized the first Rotterdam week. Approximately 80 professionals from very different backgrounds joined in for the many different…

On our way to a childfriendly neighbourhood

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On Saturday the first of July 2006 the Prinses Margrietbuurt in Rotterdam celebrated the opening of the new park and playground in the former local swimming pool named voorheen het zwembad.
A special occasion that was celebrated with music, speeches,…

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Rotterdam week 8 Questions – 7: Patrick van Beveren

Manager Urban renewal and Housing in Amsterdam, loves Feyenoord and Bert van Marwijk.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
In a way Rotterdam…

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 – 18: Hans Redert

There is one festival who has an excellent reputation in giving a boost in the relation ship between Rotterdam and culture. I proudly present the Rotterdam film festival.
1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What…