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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 72 – Buenos Aires

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…

Brussels: City of Cartoons

Cartoons are deep in the Soul of Brussels. They are now depicted with over 30 examples of Brussels Cartoon Murals. Photo: Lin Mei, www.cre8pix.com Ric Hochet/Rik Ringers (Tibet/Duchateau), No. 9 R de Bon Secours, Brussels What do cartoons Tintin (Hergé),…

CityPoem 88 – Istanbul

Istanbul’s city government has placed these benches around the city. Each is decorated like a book by a Turkish poet, and features a poem about Istanbul on its front. Photo: Zeynep Arkok Istanbul CityPoem: Poets and Voices, Ilhan Berk POET…

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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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 13: Hans Stapper

Rotterdam is a harbour city for middle and lower classes. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? A city with a impressive world harbour,…

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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 10: Rob van den Bos

Rob is from Rotterdam: born and raised, although he works in Scheveningen. The people and different cultures in small neighbourhoods in and around the city centre form for him the soul of Rotterdam. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to…