The Istanbul Center Publishes Three Briefing Notes on Digital Journalism, Urban Sustainability, and Arts in Istanbul

March 31, 2016

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul is excited to announce that it has published three new briefing notes on three very contemporary issues related to digital journalism, urban sustainability and arts and culture in Istanbul.

- Discussing the New Dynamics of New Media: Self-Care and Safety at the Digital Frontline

This briefing note is a product of a public panel led by Prof. Susan McGregor of the Columbia Journalism School and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Sam Dubberley of Eyewitness Media Hub. The briefing note expands on the new dynamics that digital and social media has brought about, including the rising trend of eyewitness media and digital data security.


- Prospects for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Urban SGG and Implications for Istanbul

This briefing note is a product of a roundtable discussion  led by Aromar Revi, the Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). The note summarizes the presentation of Aromar Revi and the discusssions with local experts around the issues of the Sustainable Development Goals and ways to engage them in the urban context. The brief also touches upon the complex relationship and balance between the global and local perpectives regarding the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.


- Arts and Culture in Global Cities: Istanbul

This briefing note is a product of a roundtable discussion led by Dr. Vishakha Desai, as part of the project, Arts, Culture, and Quality Life in Global Cities. The briefing expands on the discussions of Dr. Desai and local figures active in shaping Istanbul's cultural scene. The discussions covered the relationship between the state and arts institutions, new dynamics of arts and culture in global cities and in Istanbul and ways to engage the public into the sphere of urban cultural life.