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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 62 – Kyoto

A ‘tanka’ poem by the cofounder of the Omoto religion. The members wish to beautify the world by art, and believe that art brings humans closer to the divine.This CityPoem from Kyoto was contribited by Ichiro Kishimi. > Ichiro…

CityPoem 46 – Wijk bij Duurstede

A poem that captures the soul of Holland and is probably the best known one in The Netherlands. It describes the typical Dutch landscape.In 2000, the Dutch people chose this poem ‘Poem of the Century’. The poem was appropriately…

CityPoem 50 – Vienna

A milestone: the 50th CityPoem. What could be a more appropriate highlight than ‘Pick a Poem’?Vienna CityPoem, Helmut Seethaler Pick a Poem.  (Pflück Gedichte.) The author writes poems on scraps of paper, and sticks them on Vienna’s main streets.…

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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.

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 19: Dirk-Jan Hoets

For those who hate to make an effort and discover, Rotterdam is not the place to be – as most things worthwhile are not self-explanatory or easy to find, unless you have a guide from a Rotterdammer of course. 1.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…