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6TH LIVABLE CITIES SYMPOSIUM

Istanbul Technical University – Suleyman Demirel Culture Center, OCTOBER 24TH 2018

SUSTAINABLE CITIES FOR ALL

Since 2013, we have invited speakers from Turkey and around the world to the annual Livable Cities Symposium to share the best practices in their cities. We aim to support city decision makers and practitioners to make cities livable for all.

SCALE IT UP!

Many countries –including Turkey- have signed international agreements like UN Sustainable Development Goals, Brasilia Road Safety Declaration, COP21 Paris Agreement, Urban Agenda to improve the livability and sustainability of the cities. While these agreements are signed at government level, it is actually the cities responsible from the actions and many cities around the world have already begun to take actions. Now, it is time to scale these projects to create a greater change andw wider impact for more livable cities.

EVENT PROGRAM

  • 09:30 - 10:00
  • 10:00 - 10:30

Opening Remarks

Ali Rıza Danış - Chairperson, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities
Güneş Cansız, Ph.D. - Director, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities
Professor Mehmet Karaca - Rector, İTÜ (TBC)

  • 10:30 - 10:45

Key Note

Hayri Baraçlı, Secretary General of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

  • 10:45 - 11:30

Session 1 – Cities at Rise

Pieter van Wesemael - Academician, Eindhoven University of Technology (TBC)
Rubeena Esmail Arndt - Director, GIZ Turkey
Ezgi Küçük - Urban Planning Coordinator, Marmara Municipalities Union
Ali Rıza Demirel - Manager of Geographic Information Systems, İl Bank
Moderator:

  • 11:30 - 11:45
  • 11:45 - 13:00

Session 2 – Mobility for All

Erdal Uygun - Head of Transport, Edirne Municipality
Deniz Çağlayan Gümüş, Ph.D. - Head of Accessibility Department, Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services
Samuel Boamah Danquah - Road Safety Coordinator for Road Design and Transportation, Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety
Tolga İmamoğlu - Transport & Road Safety Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Kevser Üstündağ

  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • 14:00 - 15:30

Session 3 – Yes, We Can Reduce Carbon Emissions!

Professor Gülgün Kayakutlu - Academician, İTÜ
Nuran Talu, Ph.D. - President, Küresel Denge Derneği
Richard van der Laken - Founder, What Design Can Do?
Turgay Akkaya - Vice Director, ESHOT (TBC)
Moderator: Değer Saygın, Ph.D. - Director, SHURA Energy Transition Center

  • 15:30 - 15:45
  • 15:45 - 17:30

Session 4 – Life Saving Mobility Approaches

Jesus Monclus - Managing Director of the Prevention and Road Safety Area, Fundación Mapfre (TBC)
Ben Welle - Health & Road Safety Program Senior Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Volkan Recai Çetin - Head of Transport, Energy and Logistics Department, Strategy and Budget Directorate
Moderator: Kaan Yıldızgöz

***WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities reserves the right to change the people and organizations in the draft agenda.

OPENING SPEAKERS

ALİ DANIŞ
CHAIR OF BOARD, WRI TURKEY SUSTAINABLE CITIES
GÜNEŞ CANSIZ, PH.D.
DIRECTOR, WRI TURKEY SUSTAINABLE CITIES

SPEAKERS

ALİ RIZA DEMİREL
MANAGER OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, İL BANK
BEN WELLE
GLOBAL HEALTH & ROAD SAFETY MANAGER, WRI ROSS CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES
DENİZ ÇAĞLAYAN GÜMÜŞ, PH.D.
ACTING HEAD OF ACCESSIBILITY DEPARTMENT, GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND ELDERLY PEOPLE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF FAMILY, LABOUR AND SOCIAL SERVICES
ERDAL UYGUN
HEAD OF TRANSPORT, EDIRNE MUNICIPALITY
EZGİ KÜÇÜK
URBAN PLANNING COORDINATOR, MARMARA MUNICIPALITIES UNION
HAYRİ BARAÇLI, PH.D.
SECRETARY GENERAL OF ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
NURAN TALU, PH.D.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLITICAL SCIENTIST, CHAIRPERSON OF GLOBAL BALANCE ASSOCIATION
PROFESSOR GÜLGÜN KAYAKUTLU
ACADEMICIAN, İTÜ
SAMUEL BOAMAH DANQUAH
ROAD SAFETY COORDINATOR FOR ROAD DESIGN AND TRANSPORTATION, BLOOMBERG INITIATIVE FOR GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY
TOLGA İMAMOĞLU
TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY MANAGER, WRI TURKEY SUSTAINABLE CITIES
VOLKAN RECAİ ÇETİN
HEAD OF TRANSPORT, ENERGY AND LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT, STRATEGY AND BUDGET DIRECTORATE

MODERATORS

DEĞER SAYGIN, PH.D.
DIRECTOR, SHURA ENERGY TRANSITION CENTER
KAAN YILDIZGÖZ
TRAINING DIRECTOR, UITP CENTRE FOR TRAINING

EVENT PARTNER

 
İTÜ
 

SPONSORS

 
FIA Foundation
TUMI
Stephen M. Ross
 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 
Hollanda Konsolosluğu
Shura
UITP
 

MEDIA SPONSORS

 
Mimarizm
 

SOLUTION PARTNERS

 
Digital Panzehir
 

CONTACT






WRI Turkey Sustianable Cities –previously known as EMBARQ Turkey Sustainable Transportation Association- is a part of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities working to improve the quality of life for millions living in cities globally with program offices in Brasil, China, India, Mexico and Turkey. WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities develops solutions for urban mobility and urban efficiency problems threatening the environment and human health taking “human oriented cities” principle as a basis, and collaborates with local and central administration to tackle these problems. For more information, check www.wrisehirler.org