With the cooperation of EMU and Yeniboğaziçi Municipality, a volunteer group, which I took part in, from Department of Architecture consulted to the ‘Yeniboğaziçi Cittaslow Committee’ on energy and environmental policy, infrastructure policies, quality of urban life policies (main focus), agricultural, and touristic and artisan policies.
We conducted SWOT analysis with local partners, such as the citizens, municipality, local mukhtars and NGO representatives and intently worked together to implement several projects regarding to the energy efficiency, environmental protection, advancement of the infrastructure, healthy and accessible food, residents’ access to lifelong learning, touristic and artisan investments. We also developed projects in our post-graduate urban design studio together with our students.
Eastern Mediterranean University team was composed of Prof.Dr. Şebnem Önem Hoşkara, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Resmiye Alpar Atun, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceren Boğaç.