promisedlandsofistanbul.net is a research blog based on my PhD project ‘Commodifying Urban Space: The Case of Branded Housing Projects, Istanbul, Turkey’.
This research focuses on the contemporary dynamics of the commodification of urban space through comprehensively analysing the branded housing projects in Istanbul.
Click here to see more.
Short Documentaries filmed by Citizens to Show Existing Solutions and Inspire New Initiatives?
Megacities of the world present lots of opportunities, but are also full of challenges.
So we need your help to bring to light, through the lense of your documentary, local inspiring solutions that have been implemented by a person or a community, near your home that have met those challenges head on. Through your story you could potentially change the lives of a friend, a neighbor, a family in another Megacity.
Your short documentary will change the world. (megacities-shortdocs.org)
To illustrate just how hot cities’ future could be and the choices they face, Climate Central created the interactive above in partnership with the World Meteorological Organization. It shows how the average summer high in the future in each of these cities compares to other cities of today. In some cases, the shift puts them in a completely new temperature zone. (climatecentral.org)
The new interactive map illustrates the temperatures cities can expect in 2100 if the world fails to reduce carbon emissions. The graphic also includes temperature changes if “moderate emissions cuts” are enacted. (planetizen)
Click here for the interactive map, search your city and more.
An amazing work about Istanbul and music landscape: Landscapes of Music in Istanbul
Everyday articulations of music, place, urban politics, and inclusion/exclusion are powerfully present in Istanbul. This volume analyzes landscapes of music, community, and exclusion across a century and a half. An interdisciplinary group of scholars and artists presents four case studies: the rembetika, the music of the Asiks, the Zakir/Alevi tradition, and hip-hop, in Beyoglu, Üsküdar, the gentrifying Sulukule neighborhood, and across the metropolis.
Podemos launches a campaign to name and shame the politician involved in corruption scandals. Their faces are printed on the buses and they will enjoy the ride 🙂
It is a good example for tactical urbanism 🙂 Enjoy 😉