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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 91 – Utrecht (2)

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In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.Poem by Virginie Driesen: een straat in de zon en…

Investing in the City – Odran Reid and David O’Connor

This paper, prepared jointly by Odran Reid and David O’Connor, proposes that the city is something to invest in and that by so doing, Dublin can ensure efficient planning and delivery of services that will support the market and investors,…

Folk Songs for the Five Points

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As a warm up for the Monospace Event in Hamburg a beautiful initiative from New York City.Folk Songs for the Five Points is a celebration of cultural diversity and change, using “folk songs” as a metaphor to explore immigration…

Media

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Hardt-Waltherr Hämer: The Cautious City

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“Don’t get me wrong: profit is not a dirty word; it’s quick profits I don’t like. Quick profits are fatal for city culture.” What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it. Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

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…