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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 57 – Dublin (7)

A CityPoem with an intriguing similarity to Dublin CityPoem 2, published on Inspiring Cities. Both are based on a poem popular among bloggers. Both are claimed by many. And both were written in chalk. Could it be the same performer?…

Old city, new life

We cannot claim to speak of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and only look at its historical aspects. Photos Barcelona by Ramon Domènech & Victor LaudyMentioning the Mons Taber, Barcino or the last columns of Augustus’ Roman temple would not be…

Gossip and backbiting

In Bergen op Zoom, a small city in the south-west of the Netherlands, a neighourhood is being transformed. Part of the project to make the neighbourhood better, is art in public space.In the spring of 2006 KidOR (foundation for…

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.

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

Meet the world 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? – I tell them how beautiful the river swings through the heart…

Alain de Botton: The City as a Cure for Loneliness

“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…