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Global Designing Cities Initivative from NACTO have published the story above the Zümrütevler Square transformation in Maltepe, Istanbul.

Istanbul, Europe’s largest metropolis, has undergone a rapid urban transformation fueled by rural-urban migration and population growth over recent decades, resulting in an intense competition for space. Because of this, it has become more and more difficult for the city to increase access to open spaces and parks, which play a critical role in the physical health and mental well-being of urban residents. Beginning in Spring 2019, NACTO-GDCI worked together with Maltepe Municipality and Istanbul-based design office Superpool as part of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 program to increase available public space in neighborhoods using alternative methodologies.

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