MARUF23's main theme is: "Resilience and Beyond"

Marmara Urban Forum, which has been held since 2019 with the main motto of "Cities Developing Solutions" and will take place on October 4-5-6-7, 2023 for the 3rd time, focuses on the main theme of "Resilience and Beyond" this year.

Today's polycrisis age, and the fact that people, society, urban life, and the ecosystem that includes them are affected by various parameters reveal that we should seek solutions in "resilience". However, resilience should be considered beyond resisting crises and returning to the previous state, it should include the ability of not only surviving, but also thriving in the face of uncertainty and challenges, and adapting to new situations and times. For this reason, it is necessary to take a step beyond resilience.

This year MARUF focuses on the beyond of resilience by getting rid of the limited, sometimes useless and impossible way of returning to the previous state after a crisis, and on the possibility of building a life suitable for new conditions in an organic way, like life itself. With the main theme "Resilience and Beyond", MARUF23 questions the basic requirements of a sustainable, quality life for everyone in cities.

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