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LED’s take it to the Bridge!

On Sunday 14th of September the Utrecht City Office of Inspiring Cities illuminated the Prins Clausbridge with 200 colored LED-lights.The Prins Clausbridge is probably the most beautiful bridge in Utrecht. However, it is seldom used. People hardly ever walk…

CityPoem 82 – Vienna (2)

A poem on a building.wos wüü den ana scho redn waun a no nii draust woa about what can someone talk… when one was never »out there« This picture of a facade of the »wohnpark donaucity« in vienna was…


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Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

The Bioregion City – Barbara Botos

Cities as part of Bioregions? The mythical bird Turul on top of the hill watching over Tatabánya (photo Hans Karssenberg) Barbara Botos is strategic and environmental manager in Tatabánya, Hungary. How does she view the relation between Cities and Culture?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It’s a city with a waterfront;…