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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 45 – Beijing

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Near the Old Summer Palace, poetry with a very short life: the new Bejing phenomenon of water-wrting, suddenly popular in the last ten years.Beijing CityPoem: Water-writing This is water-writing. The characters fade into the thin air once the water…

A Million More Public Spaces

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The economy is eating away culture and creates emptiness. “Let’s bring back the vigor, surprise, joy and contagious excitement.” AICP’s founder Anindita Mitra contributes to Inspiring Cities’s UNFPA Culture Campaign. A plea for public spaces. Anindita Mitra is founder of …

CityPoem 75 – Bristol

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A 600m-long epic city poem by poet Ralph Hoyte. “City = Canvas”.Photo: Charley Obo Jo   The photo is reading Ralph Hoyte’s 600m-long epic city poem ‘Walkie-Talkie’. It was written in 2004 for the Launch of Bristol Legible City.…

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Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 6: Jan Willem Vader

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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…

Sir Peter Hall: The polycentric mega-city

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“In England, lottery money has been spent in enormous amounts on new museums, large and small.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in…