Cities of solidarity

Soundings - ISSN 1362-6620
Volume 2020 Number 74

Cities of solidarity
Leoluca Orlando, Tunç Soyer, Lorenzo Marsili pages -
DOI: 10.3898/SOUN.74.06.2020


A conversation between the mayor of Palermo and the mayor of Izmir.

As mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando is famous for having stood up to the Mafia, and he has more recently become of champion of the rights of refugees. He is also part of the pilot project for a global parliament of mayors. Tunç Soyer, who is mayor of Izmir, pursues a similarly welcoming approach to the city’s refugees, and the city has also has a climate change department. The two Mediterranean cities have been establishing relationships of solidarity with each other, and here discuss shared concerns, and their belief that cities are often better able to meet current global challenges - such as protecting the rights of refugees and migrants, and combatting the climate emergency - than are nation states. This is part of the ‘Other Europes’ series.

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Leoluca Orlando, Tunç Soyer, Lorenzo Marsili (2020) Cities of solidarity, Soundings, 2020(74), -.

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