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The expansion of built up urban land in São Paulo, 1881 - 2000. Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data from The Atlas of Urban Expansion,...

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17 April 2014The Rise of New Makers in the City and their Importance for Rotterdam

The New Makers conquer Rotterdam: vacant offices, shops, and buildings in the city are more and more transformed into all kinds of manufacturing companies, ranging from craft to 3D- printing industries.
Inspiring Cities, the international network for cities and culture,…

23 June 2013City Trip to Tirana, Albanie

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We are planning a City Trip to Tirana, Albanie. The trip probably will be from June 23th – 26th, 2013. If you are interested in joining us, let us know.
More details will be on our site soon.…

12 November 2012City Think Lab: Arrival City

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Many cities try to fight migration by harnessing slums, ghetto’s. favelas and other ‘ bad neighborhoods’.  Most of the time cities see them as negative and as a problem for the economic development of the city as a whole.  BUT,…

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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!

Urban Growth, 1800 – 2030

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Throughout history, most human beings have lived in rural areas. But urbanization was rapid throughout the 20th Century.
This article is part of the Inspiring Cities open source campaign Help Us Write the 2008 UNFPA Culture Paragraph.
How will YOU …

CityPoem 48 – Barcelona

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Our first CityPoem from Barcelona, thanks to Jeroen Boggia’s contribution.
Barcelona CityPoem: Les Formigues, Joan Salvat-Papasseit
Unfortunately, no English translation yet.
Original text in Catalan:
Camí de sol
per les rutes amigues
unes formigues.
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Barcelona (2) – inspiring…

CityPoem 25 – Goslar

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Another CityPoem by projection artist Jenny Holzer. This time in Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Goslar CityPoem: Blue Spike III, Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer made this work in the Kaiserring / Mönchehaus Museum of Goslar. The “Blue…

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Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…

Culture and cities questionnaire

Can you answer the 8 Inspiring Cities questions about Cities and Culture?!
8 questions about Cities and Culture
Inspiring Cities is an international network (so far 11 countries) focused on cities and culture. We like ideas for cities. We search…