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Najma Leley

Urban Planning Blogger

Originally from Kenya and in my final year as an undergraduate student at Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey. I moved to Turkey in 2013 to pursue studies in urban and regional planning.

Urban Transportation is Getting ‘Smart’ in Kayseri, Turkey

by Najma Leley

Cities such as London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and New York have benefited from using technology in their cities; smart cities use Internet-connected devices and sensors to analyze infrastructure. They can gather data on r... Read article

How Sustainable is Kayseri, Turkey’s Rapid Urban Development?

by Najma Leley

In an era of city competition and globalization, cities around the world are competing with one another to "go global." Cities are significant production points of specialized financial and manufacturing services that ma... Read article

Will Conserving the Historical Buildings in Kayseri, Turkey Boost Its Tourism Industry?

by Najma Leley

With the rapid urbanization and the population growth seen in the urban areas of Kayseri, Turkey, historical buildings have come under threat; creating the need for historical preservation. Kayseri has also been faci... Read article