Participatory and Resilient Urban Governance

The Case of Ankara Citizen Council

Savaş Zafer Şahin (Author), Feyzan Erkip (Editor), Rick Bell (Foreword), Aliye P. Celik (Contributor)


One of the most pressing questions about resilience is how the initiatives formed by citizens living in cities will respond to the deepening crises both locally and globally. Although most of the solutions to many problems, such as the climate crisis, migration, population growth, polarization, and xenophobia, seem to emanate from the global north, new examples that have become visible with the contribution of developing technological possibilities show that the situation is different. In all corners of the world, ordinary citizens are showing the will to come together and collaborate to solve their problems, and they are making a difference.

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