CityPoem 4 – Budapest

A Sentence On Tyranny. A sentence of 20 pages.Egy mondat a zsarnokságról (A Sentence On Tyranny), Gyula IllyésThis Sunday a very well known poem from Hungary, written in the ’50s. It is one huge sentence describing how tyranny effects…

CityPoem 3 – Newcastle (from the film Amélie)

From Paris to Amélie to Newcastle. City copies film copies poetry?This CityPoem on a wall in Newcastle is a copy of the CityPoem that Amélie encounters in the well known and well loved film Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulainon…

Rotterdam Cut Up: the Soul and Culture of the City

Hans Karssenberg, Jasja Zuidmeer and Jeroen Laven of Inspiring Cities made sure the evening went as arranged. They took care of photos, food and an organised discussion. Erasmus is the most famous of all Rotterdam citizens. However his statue has…

Joost Schrijnen: A good city needs a real local paper

Joost Schrijnen is one of the leading urban planners in the Netherlands. He is a professor at the Technical University Delft and works as a director for the province of South Holland. In earlier years he has been a director…

Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation. Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems. Like other…

On our way to a childfriendly neighbourhood

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,…