Category Archives: resident participation

Local residents of Turkish cities turn public stairs into rainbows

On a warm August day, retired forestry engineer Huseyin Cetinel decided his downtown Istanbul neighbourhood could do with some extra colour. He immediately took action, bought 800 dollars worth of paint, and painted the public stairs in Findikli, which connect … Continue reading

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Citizen participation in shrinking urban areas

With few exceptions, cities and towns all across Europe currently face the effects of ageing and depopulation. In the future, the entire continent is expected to feel the impact of shrinkage on its towns, cities and regions. This year’s EUKN … Continue reading

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