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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 88 – Istanbul

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Istanbul’s city government has placed these benches around the city. Each is decorated like a book by a Turkish poet, and features a poem about Istanbul on its front. Photo: Zeynep Arkok Istanbul CityPoem: Poets and Voices, Ilhan Berk POET…

Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind in Dublin

Here is a link to an article about an important new place being developed in Dublin’s docklands. It is a collaboration between Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind’s website may be one for the guru section because (a) it is…

Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA)

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas project was established in 1981 and Anngret Simms is one of the Series Editors. The aim of the project is to record the topographical development of a selection of Irish towns both large and small.…

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 – 38: Tom Boot

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Being a real working city, cultural live isn’t on the forefront in Rotterdam. That didn’t prevent Rotterdam from creating a divers cultural climate. This makes Rotterdam a real city.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries?…

‘Bicing’ in Medieval Barcelona

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I remember the moment that Barcelona got its free bicycles, called ‘Bicing.’ Accompanied by a slogan that stated that this is for all the people living in Barcelona, you could feel the pride and automatic acceptance. Expectations were exceeded enormously…