World Smart Cities Congress 2018 Begins

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mevlüt Uysal, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü, Former Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez, hosted by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the opening of the "World Smart Cities Congress 2018", which will last for three days. Zapatero and Istanbul Governor Vasip Şahin did it together.

Speaking at the opening of the congress held at Yenikapı Eurasia Show and Art Center, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mevlüt Uysal said, “As Istanbul, we have created the 'smart city index' of Istanbul to build a city with a strong technological infrastructure. We worked to reveal smart city vision, strategies and roadmap. This prepared Vision Document will speed us up in smart city planning. ”

- Our Cities Need to Be Smarter-
President Uysal, who gave information that various events, panels and presentations will be held at the congress in which more than 12 companies producing 120 cities and technologies from 100 countries participated, continued his speech as follows: “21. One of the most important agenda items of the world in the 70th century is 'Smart Cities'. The need for smarter transportation technologies, energy solutions, buildings, communication and information technologies, in short, a smarter city is increasing. It is predicted that XNUMX percent of the world's population will live in cities in the near future. Our need is increasing more. Rapid urbanization; It puts a lot of pressure on transportation networks, emergency services and public services. Before this population concentration, important cities in the world are already turning to smart projects because our cities should be made smarter. ”

Stating that they need to produce new solutions to the problems brought about by urbanization as local governments, the scope of municipal services is expanding day by day and that they have to interact with the citizens 24 hours a day, Mayor Uysal said: we have to upgrade. We must carry out the processes in coordination. Intelligent systems that will make cities more livable are of great importance in this respect. We have to work for clean, green and planned developing cities. Therefore; As Istanbul, we created Istanbul's 'smart city index' to build a city with a strong technological infrastructure. We worked to reveal smart city vision, strategies and roadmap. This prepared Vision Document will accelerate us in smart city planning ”.

-Devir Mobile Applications Transfer
Saying “Ideas that make life easier, are rapidly becoming an integral part of our life,” President Uysal continued his speech as follows: “We are now in the era of mobile applications. One of our first applications that we made years ago in the name of smart city planning was on traffic. 'Cep Traffic', which is used by millions of people in Istanbul, responded to a great need in transportation and continues to provide. Today, we have created an ambitious alternative to the mobile taxi application, which is widely used in smart cities, with the software developed by the engineers of our municipality. This; We named it i-Taxi, namely Istanbul Taxi. By including electric vehicles in this application, we have carried the vision of the future to public transportation. We do a lot of work on public transportation systems and traffic management. ”

Reminding that smart traffic signaling is an application developed by IMM, President Uysal said that this system was used at the 100 important junction across Istanbul. . This system manages signal times and transitions according to vehicle density,. Said President Uysal. Thus, Istanbul people save time and fuel. The essential element of smart urbanism is to equip the city with fiber networks. It is to reach every citizen with fiber networks. We've been going a long way. Our goal is to meet the needs of the future and to bring the whole city together with the fast internet. Cities are innovation centers. We support productive, innovative ideas and practices as municipalities. We are in close cooperation with industry, university and business. In this context, living lab studies in Istanbul are rapidly increasing. We support them. You know, we have reached today's level of welfare with innovative ideas and inventions that have emerged in the past. We will shape the present and the future through innovative ideas, new technologies and innovation-based initiatives. We have to do this for a better future. We have to do this work. Bu

-Powerful Technological Infrastructure
Stating that İBB is an institution that produces thousands of data every day and therefore a strong technology infrastructure is important, President Uysal said, teknoloji It is possible to equip cities with smarter systems, primarily by the processing of large public data. In the cities of the future, it is certain that artificial intelligence will be more involved in business and service processes. We are in the cities where the houses are enlightened by the energy they receive from their own waste, alarm systems against disasters and risks are working and natural gas is cut off automatically in case of any disaster. We have these systems as Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. As smart city technologies become more active, quality of life and economic prosperity will increase in cities. We all know very well that local governments have more to do in the name of smart urbanism. Yönetim

Speaking at the opening of the akt World Intelligent Cities Congress 2018,, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü stated that the understanding of classical urban management is far behind. The new route of modern municipalism is smart city practices. Modern

“Istanbul has a global identity for the whole world with its larger economy than 130 country k, the Minister said. Ğ 56 of our country's foreign trade volume and 27 of our national income are from Istanbul. Istanbul is also on its way to becoming a center of gravity with large-scale projects and investments. Istanbul, a global city, is one of the centers of technology. Istanbul, Turkey Our science center ring is the most important goal. Istanbul is one of the world's most important centers of technology, R & D and innovation. The fact that this important congress is held in Istanbul is very meaningful in terms of discovering the potential of our city. Istanbul ranks first among the fastest growing cities in the world today. Turkey's Istanbul pupil, from sports to art, culture up to trade, home to many international organizations operate in every area. Istanbul, 130 international congress in the year, 100 is close to the fair, 6 is among the world's cities in this area. It ranks. This great interest in our city gives us courage. Ş

Minister Ozlu, Istanbul, the world's fair and congress capital, describing the title, more than deserved, in this age, the cities are now ruled by reason, he said. It especially like Turkey, a country where in the 93 percent of the population of cities and districts, "smart city management" is pointing Concise is a necessity, while Referring to Istanbul he received more apparent in this table.

-In order to think about cities
Minister Özlü said that cities should first be digitalized in order to reason, and that data related to energy, infrastructure, traffic and security should be managed with a certain mind and strategy. All these reasons Turkey's digital transformation, they evaluated in compliance with the digital transformation of the city expressing concise, the words continued as follows: "Smart cities, we see this as an important part of the digital transformation road map of our country. Science Center, Base Technologies, Advanced Industrial Countries smart city applications and digital Turkey for our goal, we consider as a lever. Turkey has a well-established urban civilization and ancient traditions. All our cities; they take their identity from our history, our culture, our art and our traditions. Turkey's what you go to the city's thousands of years of history and you will see traces of civilization. We are determined to protect our cities and build and revitalize our civilization under our light. In doing so, we will embrace the concepts of modernity. We will continue to offer smart city applications to our citizens in our 81 and 921 districts. X

Speaking at the opening of the u World Smart Cities Congress 2018,, the Governor of Istanbul Vasip Şahin stated that the cities, on the one hand, transformed the city economy and production system on the basis of information and technology, on the other hand, they provided great opportunities for more efficient presentation, quality and access to information. .

Governor Şahin stated that the concept of smart cities has increased gradually in the last period and said, “Smart cities have started to come to our agenda more in Istanbul and other cities within this scope and have become a developing concept. "Smart cities offer great opportunities for the transformation and optimization of the city economy and the production system based on knowledge and technology, on the one hand, and for more efficient service delivery, quality and accessibility," he said.

In the field of smart cities in Istanbul Sahin said that Turkey will be shown as an example of the many applications, he said:
“Taking into account these experiences, we need to take them to a higher level without losing sight of the studies in other cities where we compete in the world with a longer-term perspective. In this sense, our Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and public institutions are working to create strategies. One of the most important issues here is access to data. At the center of the concept of smart cities lies the access of all parties that provide solutions that produce services in that field to the data produced by the public and private sectors, which we call big data, but that can be used more effectively. Another concept that has recently become more important, especially for countries' own security, is cyber security. Today, when all services are transferred to the digital environment, data security and the security of the services offered in the internet environment, the protection of personal data and the sustainability of the services are of vital importance. kazanHe's eating."

After the speeches, protocol members cut the ribbon of n World Smart Cities Congress 2018 del on the stage. President Uysal and other protocol members took the test drive by participating in the promotion of the electric autonomous vehicle made by IETT. The members of the protocol visited the exhibition area and received information from the stand staff.

About World Cities Congress Istanbul 2018

Various events and 12 panels will be held within the scope of the congress held at Yenikapı Eurasia Show and Art Center.

In the events to be held for three days with the participation of technology leading companies from different countries and cities and close to 100 speakers, the names of experts will give information on how smart cities will shape their future.

"Innovative City Technologies", "Transportation and Vehicle Technologies in Smart Cities", "Internet of Generations in Smart Cities", "Smart City Strategies", "Sustainable City Policies", "Sustainable Transport Policies in Mega Cities" and "Digital Transformation and Economy in Smart Cities" The companies participating in the congress, where panels will be organized on many topics, will promote new technology products.

The "World Smart Cities Congress 3", organized for the third time this year in Istanbul, will end on April 2018.

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