A participatory governance model for the sustainable development of Cumalikizik, a heritage site in Turkey


TAŞ M. , TAŞ N. , ÇAHANTİMUR A.

ENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATION, vol.21, no.1, pp.161-184, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0956247809103012
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-184
  • Keywords: collaboration, conservation, Cumalikizik, Ottoman, participation, revitalization, sustainability

Abstract

This paper presents a participatory governance model adopted in Bursa, Turkey, and discusses the challenges and successes experienced to date in applying this model. The principle objectives of The Living Ottoman Village in the Third Millennium - Cumalikizik Collaboration Project are to promote, at national and international level, high standards of quality in the fields of heritage conservation, architecture, urban and rural planning and to advocate for the sustainable development of the urban and rural, built and natural environments, with a participatory approach. The model puts heritage and its benefits in the mainstream Of public consciousness and attempts to make heritage a priority for public policies. Our aim is to present the Cumalikizik Collaboration Project, whose objective is to achieve not only the conservation and revitalization of the historical settlement but also the Sustainable development of the village. Thus, it can be an important example for similar settlements.