Video HEYU! Urbans Istanbul with Tuna Kuyucu

Video HEYU! Urbans Istanbul with Tuna Kuyucu

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016. HEYU! Urbans is part of a talkshow series of the Public Library of Amsterdam (OBA). The OBA asked me to invite and discuss the urban challenges of today with six prominent thinkers, one a month from six cities in and around the EU in the live talkshow HEYU! Urbans. 

25 Mai – Istanbul – The city is growing by leaps and bounds: 12 million, 16 million? No one knows. The rampant urbanization is as dynamic as it is suffocating. How does this megacity on the edge of Europe look at the EU? Guests: sociologist Tuna Kuyucu who researches the failure of urban renewal projects in Istanbul and Joost Lagendijk, former member of the EU-parliament and author of ‘The Turks are coming’ (2013) as commentator