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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 77 – Rotterdam (4)

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Driving into Rotterdam, many have witnessed this poem at night, high up on a building on Blaak. It has been up on the insurance company’s building since 1987 and – probably because of this neon poem – has become part…

Guerrilla tactics discussion starts Inspiring Cities debate on LinkedIn

Inspiring Cities started a discussion group on LinkedIn. A place to discuss the subjects you can read about on the site. Or new subjects you want to discuss yourselves. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=806797&trk=hb_side_g brings you to the LinkedIn page. The first subject that…

CityPoem 72 – Buenos Aires

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They are interwoven: Buenos Aires and Borges. He wrote many poems on his city, tormented ones, but still he considered it a city “to be as eternal as air and water”. He captures the Soul of Buenos Aires in his…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 27: Luc Boot

The Dutch “Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” (“Normal is crazy enough”) attitude has been invented in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is too modest about its achievements and ambitions. “Be good & tell it.” 1. How do you describe…

Jacqueline Vermaat: New York and other ant hills

Jacqueline Vermaat works for dS+V, the housing and planning department of the city of Rotterdam. She is head of the housing section. Jacqueline is also a notorious traveler to countries and cities all over the world. So she knows her…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 5: Wilbert Vonk

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KPN Toren op Zuid: its inventive, experimetal, communicative, celebrating entrepeneurship… and ugly! 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It has two personalties… A…