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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!

Odd Sympathies, 2008 – Orchestrated Sounds of a City

Odd Sympathies, a site-specific concert à pied, had its first performance in April 2008. Kerry Springs writes about this experience in CardiffOdd Sympathies, a site-specific concert à pied, had its first performance in April 2008. An expectant crowd gathered…

CityPoem 37 – Sheffield

Official announcement: Sheffield is twinning with Mars.Sheffield CityPoem: Off the Shelf, Roger McGough (Poem about Sheffield on the wall in Sheffield, displayed on the glass of the Winter Garden, one of the city’s best loved buildings. It was unveiled…

Statement for Strong Cities

“Let’s not talk about urban regeneration. Its too problem oriented and too physical. Let’s talk about urban development instead. This is about people, about stimulus, about coalitions and about future.”Effects of Good Government on the City Life (detail), Ambrogio…

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 – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

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;…

Rotterdam week 8 questions: Marije van der Hammen

Marije is a true Rotterdam-fan: living on the Noordereiland, working for the city and always convincing people to move to the best city in the Netherlands.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the…