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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!

Guerrilla gardening

Do you feel irritated about the neglect of public space in your city? Maybe it’s time to become a gardener. A guerrilla gardener! In more and more cities all over the world people start acting as guerrilla gardeners. Guerrilla gardening…

CityPoem 83 – Rotterdam (9)

You will find six haiku on tiles at the Karel Doormanstraat in the centre of Rotterdam. This one is written by Mariann den Heyer. He was one of the six price winners of the competition organised by the Centrum voor…

Jan Merx: Disturbing the Usual

Jan Merx: a Dutch visual artist who likes to interact with the built environment. He uses the combination between the context and his statement to disturb the usual. This is necessary to provoke people to think, feel and perceive more…

Media

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.

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…

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

“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…