About platform

Hello, I’m Artūrs Reiljans, and my friends call me an urbanist. I tend to disagree.

But still.

From early age I’m genuinely interested in cities — Riga in particular. This includes both history and current developments.

I started writing about sights and history of Riga in 2001 — for a school project on 800th anniversary of the city. This evolved into a blog and a forum. Inspired by their success, I made a moonshot on creating a haven for local history enthusiasts worldwide — Zurbu.

What you see here is the next iteration — technologically improved and designed for broader range of location-related themes.

The platform is still work in progress. I’m also planning to migrate existing data from Zurbu here. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in collaboration, including starting your own projects.

Take your places.

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