People make their cities great.
Everyone has a story.
What’s your story?
When we think of cities, we often think of architecture and sightseeing…
But it’s really the culture of a city that makes the city exciting.
And culture is a living thing… made up of living people. A city of dreams.
The Lives of Others
Wouldn’t it be great to experience a city through the lives of others… to learn something of their hopes, fears, trials & tribulations? Not to mention, how interesting it would be to put their memories into context – vicariously share experiences according to their location?
We want to collect and curate stories from all over the world about all the greatest cities of the world. Stories from locals, immigrants and visitors. What do they love and hate about their city? What happened to them in the places that mattered? What did they learn about themselves and the world around them, as they went about their day-to-day existence?
By exploring our cities through human experience, we plan to build a map of dreams… A new and interesting way to navigate space and time. A new guidebook for the connected age.
Everyone has a memory. Everyone makes a new discovery. Everyone has a story.
What’s Your Story?
How does it work?
Urban Diaries are a great way to geo-locate your memories on a world map. You can always go back and see your own, share them with your friends and, even, see other people’s.
1) First, you go to Urban Diary Entry page and write down a memory, insight, idea or simple recollection. You must choose a country to attach your entry to. If your entry relates to a specific place, then click on the map address fields (below) and enter in the address, plus the name & description of your map marker.
2) After your submission is approved, it will end up in a list of recent Diary Entries. Click any of these to read and you’ll see a map with its marker below the entry.
If you want to see a global map of all diary entries, then check out our Urban Diary Map.
In the future, we’ll provide more search and sorting capabilities.
Here are the most recent Urban Diary Entries: