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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 26 – Santiago

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A love poem by the legendary Pablo Neruda, taken in Santiago. “I request silence.”See also the Pablo Neruda CityPoem in Lisbon, from Twenty Love Poems. Santiago CityPoem: Pido Silencio en Estravagario, Pablo Neruda (One of Neruda’s Poems serve as…

The structure of happiness

Inspiring Cities was invited by the European Knowledge Network, a network for European cities to share methods of governance, involving residents in their policies and actions. At their closing conference in Almere, Inspiring Cities organized four Salons on the specific…

Temporary art on derelict sites in Rotterdam

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Between the dereliction of an old building and the construction of a new landing, there is a moment of weeks, months, sometimes years that you find wasteland in the city.In Rotterdam the policy in some areas is to offer…

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.

Alain de Botton: The City as a Cure for Loneliness

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“Cities are, as it were, enormous libraries filled not with books but with people.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities? Twelve…

The Bioregion City – Barbara Botos

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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 – 24: Hans Snel

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Culture is important for every city, for the climate of living and doing business. Culture can strengthen the image of Rotterdam as a city of modern architecture.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are…