Divided cities in conflict- Urban peacebuilding

I am honoured to share my vision and experience about urban peacebuilding with a delegation of Palestinians and Israelis, who were leading figures from various fields, including urban planning and architecture, journalism and academia. We discussed our learning from the divided cities of Cyprus to inspire future solutions for Jerusalem.
The project was developed by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Jerusalem, together with a Jerusalem-based peace NGO called Israel-Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives (IPCRI), which has promoted hands-on policy and research cooperation for over 30 years.

Thanks to Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, project director of KAS-IPCRI Jerusalem-Nicosia, for inviting me to meet with this amazing group and share my experience.

Building a peaceful co-existince together

How can we empower the voice of the people for the unification of Cyprus? How can we show two communities that unlike the “deadlock”, something different, something sustainable can be done in this island? We talked about our inspirations, strategies and will to build a peaceful co-existince together in Cyprus with Raphaelle Vivent from news channel France 24. Thank you Raphaelle for including the initiatives in favor of the reunification in your review. All the initiatives’ efforts will one day bring peace in our island-


Interview for EL PAÍS Newspaper

We may not be close to find a permenant solution to the Cyprus problem yet. However we need to learn to cooperate together in order to provide a sustainable future to our children. No matter what, we will keep on sharing our common vision for an integrated, peaceful and ecological city and a better life for all! Thanks to María Hervás from the Spanish leading newspaper EL PAÍS for making us part of their review on Cyprus.

Thanks to Al Jazeera to help us to share our vision for an integrated Famagusta

Thanks to Megan and Wojtek from Al Jazeera to help us to share our vision for an integrated Famagusta! All about the project and more is coming in the documentary by Vasia Markides soon.


The Famagusta Ecocity Project Teaser