Video HEYU! Urbans Istanbul met Tuna Kuyucu

Video HEYU! Urbans Istanbul met Tuna Kuyucu

Voor de talkshowserie HEYU! van de Openbare Bibliotheek van Amsterdam in het kader van het Nederlands voorzitterschap, nodigt Tracy Metz zes prominente stadsdenkers uit, één per maand, vanuit steden in en rond Europa, voor een gesprek over urgente urban issues in de live talkshow HEYU! Urbans.

Woensdag 25 mei vond HEYU! Urbans Istanbul plaats. De Turkse stad groeit als kool en de ongeremde verstedelijking is even dynamisch als verstikkend. Te gast in deze editie is Tuna Kuyucu. Hij is assistent professor Sociologie aan de Bogazici Universiteit, Istanbul. Zijn onderzoek richt zich op het veranderde beleid voor sociale woningbouw in Istanbul. Tot 2002 bouwde de overheid geen sociale woningbouw; mensen moesten zelf hun eigen woning vinden of bouwen. De bouwsector, die nauwe banden met de overheid heeft, voorziet daar nu wel in, maar in de vorm van enorme verzamelingen torens die de bestaande buurten wegvagen en waarin de bewoners geen enkele zeggenschap hebben. Kuyucu werkt momenteel aan een boek dat het falen van de huidige stedelijke vernieuwing in Istanbul onderzoekt. Co-referent is Joost Lagendijk. Hij is docent bij de Süleyman Shah Universiteit in Istanbul. Hij is co-auteur van o.a. Sturen bij de Moslimburen (2007) en De Turken komen eraan! (2013), waarin hij vooroordelen over Turkije tegen het licht houdt.

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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 May – 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

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Video HEYU! Urbans Barcelona with Francesc Muñoz Ramírez

Video HEYU! Urbans Barcelona with Francesc Muñoz Ramírez

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. 

28 April – Barcelona. Mass tourism puts more and more pressure on the city. Other cities look to Barcelona for solutions. Guests:  Francesc Muñoz Ramírez, professor urbanization Barcelona Autònoma Universiteit, and Frans van der Avert, Chief Marketing Officer Amsterdam as commentator. 

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Video HEYU! Urbans Tallinn with Marten Kaevats

Video HEYU! Urbans Tallinn with Marten Kaevats

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. 

23 March – Tallinn. The Estonian capital is a frontrunner in the use of digital technologies. What does the digital democracy of the future look like? Guests: Marten Kaevats is an architect and urban planner, who is currently occupied advisor who job is to help to form the digital agenda for Estonia’s EU presidency 2018 in the Goverment Office of Estonia. With Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer of Amsterdam, as commentator .

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Video HEYU! Urbans Athens with Stavros Stavrides

Video HEYU! Urbans Athens with Stavros Stavrides

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.

8 February – Athens: What is the impact of the crisis on Athens and how can grassroots initiatives thrive in these difficult times? Guests: Stavros Stavrides (researcher and activist) from Athens and Lucas de Man (theatermaker of In Search of Europe) as commentator. Read the article…