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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 2 – Antwerp

Why does the icon building Boerentoren declare his love to the female tower of the Cathedral in Antwerp?Antwerp City Poem: Boerengedicht by Tom Lanoye (In bold the translation of the part on the banner on the Boerentoren tower, one…

Inspiring Cities Films

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…

Public space in London

Lessons from one of the most succesful cities in the world: what does public space look like when there is plenty of money available?During the Rotterdam week participants of the different salons stressed the importance of well designed public…

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…

Sir Peter Hall: The polycentric mega-city

“In England, lottery money has been spent in enormous amounts on new museums, large and small.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in…

Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

Culture created the city and the city created the culture. One couldn’t exist without the other. Marcia is a 40 year-old Brazilian civil engineer who works with civil constructions for 17 years. She had lived in the US for some…