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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.…

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…

26 June 2014Open ZoHo

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Open ZoHo Rotterdam
Information: ZoHo Rotterdam…

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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
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CityPoem 44 – Antwerp (9)

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Soul of Antwerp: the river Schelde. A poem about this river, projected on this river.

Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. Projected in neon on the river at night. The last of 7…

Museumplein Amsterdam – The Stompstone Song

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“Sit back and be impressed! I certainly was!”

Earlier, we showed you the Musical Tiles, or ‘Dance Chimes’ on Museumplein, Amsterdam, as part of our citysounds programme. One of our readers, Janneke, said “Sit back and be impressed! I certainly…

Amsterdam gets a City Storyteller

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Storytelling has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Now, also cities get their own. Amsterdam appointed Karel Baracs as City Storyteller.

After City Poets, a City Rapper, City Composers and a City Philosopher we now also have a…

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Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it.
Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

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The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.

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

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 43: Bas Akkers

Rotterdam is the only real modern city in The Netherlands.
How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?
Rotterdam is the only real modern city in…