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.
***WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities reserves the right to change the people and organizations in the draft agenda.
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
NURAN TALU, PH.D.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLITICAL SCIENTIST, CHAIRPERSON OF GLOBAL BALANCE ASSOCIATION
SAMUEL BOAMAH DANQUAH
ROAD SAFETY COORDINATOR FOR ROAD DESIGN AND TRANSPORTATION, BLOOMBERG INITIATIVE FOR GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY
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