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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!

LoveLocks in Tata, Hungary

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The town of Tata in Hungary is beautifully located by two lakes and houses the 12th century castleof the legendary Hungarian King Matyás. But what is this gate???? photo: Anja de Graaff The old centre of Tata is located at…

CityPoem 87 – Stockholm

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Not a poem this time, but citations Strindberg in the asphalt of the busiest street in Stockholm. Photo: Mattias Berg Stockholm CityPoem: Citations, Strindberg “Han kom som ett yrväder en aprilafton och hade ett höganäskrus i en svångrem om halsen”…

CityPoem 49 – Utrecht

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A poem reacting to its site, opposite Utrecht Central Station. Known by many travelers arriving by train. Written by one of the city’s most important poets.Utrecht CityPoem: En hoe verder hij ging… (‘And the further he went…’), Cornelius Carolius…

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Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…

Reinier de Graaf: The City as Predictor of the Future

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“Cities are, as it were, territorial avant gardes showing how we have to tackle things.”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?…

Márcia de Campos Strobino on cities and culture

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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…