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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!

CityPoem 21 – Vancouver

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CityPoems are mirrors, making the reader reflect on his own views. Walls of cities become more than walls. Glass becomes more than glass. This Sunday a CityPoem from Vancouver. A poem is by Henri Cole.Vancouver CityPoem: Haircut, Henri Cole…

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. See also:Barcelona (2) – inspiring…

Inspiring Cities Films

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A movie night that links city and film, connected to current themes and events. Every night a film or documentary is shown with an introduction to the film by a guest speaker. The evening is a collaboration between Architecture Film…

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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 2: Natal da Graça

The chaos theory as a metaphor for Rotterdam, and other thoughts by the Managing Director of BestDutch. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 49: Jacques van Heijningen

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When you drive with your car and pass the van Brienenoordbridge, you are happy to be almost home. Inspiring Cities interviewed Jacques van Heijningen. Jacques van Heijningen is the director of the Rotterdam Fund for Film and Audiovisual media. He…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam World…