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Cat & Dog cities

Posted in identity, invited guest by cityeu on December 19, 2011

One could divide the cities of the world into two categories: in cat and dog cities. The type of animal says a lot about the character of a city. Dog cities are beautiful, social, easy to recognize; if you leave  Amsterdam Central Station the city rolls over you; Paris is easily recognizable by the boulevard structures made by Haussmann.

Cats cities are ugly, have no clear center, lack structure, leading to getting lost. The attitude of a cat city is: “find your way yourself! I won’t tell you!”. However, cat cities do have a strong, tough and obstinate character. Rotterdam, London, Berlin: cats cities. Not coincidentally cities where in the past bombs rain descended.

invited guest: Vincent Kompier

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