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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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Europe 24

This data visualization of Air Traffic in Europe was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the…

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Events

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,…

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!

Inflate your city

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A city map on an inflatable ball.
Paris, Berlin, London and Barcelona are already available on a globe. Press ball for details.…

CityPoem 53 – Dublin (4)

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… “There’s Poetry In A Pint Of Guinness”
Needless to say, probably, that this one can be found in the Guinness Brewery in Dublin.
See more Dublin CityPoems:

Dublin (1) – Cafe Zanzibar
Dublin (2) – internet poetry
Dublin (3)…

Barcelona 1912 – La perla del mediterráneo

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In honour of Barcelona joining the Inspiring Cities City Offices, we show this enchanting film of Barcelona in 1912.

Always wondered would it would feel like 100 years ago? Watch the film proudly showing Park Güell, freshly opened, and many…

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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.

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…

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”

What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 23: Eddy Kaijser

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Culture in Rotterdam is like the spices in your meal. Without spices, your meal has no flavour. Without culture, Rotterdam is just an other gray city made out of steel and concrete.
1.   How do you describe Rotterdam to people…