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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 79 – Rotterdam (6)

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A poem by the Rotterdam poet Henk Houthoff meant for the visitors of the Blaak market. Rotterdam CityPoem, photo dimormar Rotterdam CityPoem: It is not much, Henk Houthoff It is not much what I have gained Only this view is…

Glass Fibre as Urban Regenerator

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The Liberties: a former industrial area south of the centre. Most of the original jobs have disappeared, only the Guinness factory still remains. And then came the Digital Hub. Putting Glass Fibre at the heart of the urban regeneration strategy,…

Shrinking cities are here to stay

In the Netherlands, debate has just started about the consequences of the end of population increase. What will happen when our cities will start shrinking? Well, here’s the surprise: Cities are shrinking all over the world. And they are here…

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.

Eight Questions for Ino Paap, Mediamatic Amsterdam

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Ino Paap is one of the founders of Mediamatic. We interviewed him about the 8 EPC questions.Which city do you see as the nicest/best city that you know? What are its most important aspects that make it so good?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 33: Sandra Kruin

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Rotterdam is not an open-air museum like other cities. You come for a purpose; you don’t come just for a stroll. It would be nice if there were more possibilities where people could visit for no reason and stay longer…

Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment…