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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!

Walls of Incompetence

Padua, 2006. No need for urban regeneration. Just build a wall! They are the city’s ugly face: the walls of fear, walls of shame, walls of incompetence. What started in Berlin, went on in Belfast and Jerusalem. Very recently, it…

CityPoem 44 – Antwerp (9)

Soul of Antwerp: the river Schelde. A poem about this river, projected on this river.Part of the Antwerp CityPoem programme, written by the Antwerp CityPoet Bart Moeyaert. Projected in neon on the river at night. The last of 7…

CityPoem 47 – Taipei

A poem in the Taipei MRT ShihPai Station (Tamshui-Shintien Line or Beitou-Nanshih Chiao Line): Transformation, by the major American Modernist poet Wallace Stevens.Taipei  CityPoem: Sunday Morning, Wallace Stevens Sunday Morning Wallace Stevens I Complacencies of the peignoir, and late…

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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.

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 32: Wieteke ten Horn

The soul is in Rotterdam Zuid, Afrikaanderplein and Beijerlandselaan in summer. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam is second big city in…