Istanbul Sehir University Center for Urban Studies and Future Cities Research Network of Anglia Ruskin University (UK) jointly developed the project, which is named as “ HERALD: A HEritage-led Resilience Approach to Smart and Sustainable Urban Development in Turkey” that is funded by Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund, Research Environment Links Grants (UK and Turkey) is ongoing.
Five faculty members from Istanbul Şehir University, seven students from the Urban Studies Master Program and the other graduate programs of Şehir University participated in the workshop, field studies and presentations, which was held in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
As an output of the five-day program, doctoral and postgraduate students made presentations and it was decided to cooperate for different projects on cultural heritage and smart cities.
In the scope of the program, 26 presentations on cultural heritage, sustainability and resistance were delivered at the University of Anglia Ruskin. In addition, students from both schools presented their dissertations in order to share the studies currently being carried out by graduate students. The doctoral program admission requirements and processes of the universities were shared in order to increase the cooperation between the two universities. The possibility of launching a combined graduate program and exchange programs was discussed. The projects carried out for conservation, maintenance and social participation of the cultural heritage in Cambridge and Chelmsford were visited with the architects and planners who carried out the process and detailed information about the projects was received. HERALD project will be developed to enable the continuity of cooperation for England and regional and international funds likely the work area and be taken in Turkey were discussed.