Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal spoke at the “Digital Urbanism Summit İstanbul. Uysal, t Nowadays, I see the internet system of the objects we call the smart city as a great turning point in human history in the future like the Industrial Revolution. Digitalization investments can be seen as costly but provide a profitable investment with the savings they provide over time. We reduced the cost by half in the services that we have converted to digital as a municipality. Belediye
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal spoke at the ”Digital Urbanism Summit ve organized by Turkuaz Media at the panel titled u Success and Life Stories in Digital Urbanism İstanbul. In her speech, Uysal emphasized the importance of digitalization in municipal services in order to provide a more comfortable and livable city environment for citizens, said that with digitalization investments service costs could be reduced by half.
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Uysal said that he saw digitization as a turning point for the future. Internet Today, I see the system of the internet of things that we call smart city as a great turning point in human history in the future like industrial revolution. The municipality is an institution where people are offered the most services in every area. If there is going to be a transformation in the cities, the biggest task falls to the municipalities. Istanbul was the capital of 1.500 years in the past but could not keep its importance if it did not catch the age. For this reason, if we cannot do the requirements of transformation in Istanbul, other cities do not lose their importance Bu.
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Pointing out that cities have become more comfortable as digital investments increase, Uysal said, “Today, as the smartness in objects and services increases, there is also a backward migration movement from cities. For example, in the past, it was necessary to do a job in a certain place at certain times. Now, with the development of technology, people are now able to do their work from their home, from anywhere they want. This, in turn, reduces human mobility within the city and the density of immigration from outside. This is why mayors have an important role to play. By making the city smart and providing smart service to people, we can maintain the importance of the city and preserve its value worldwide. If we bring the smart systems that people need to the city. kazanWe offer a more relaxed and comfortable living environment. We have these opportunities and we should evaluate them.”
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Stating that digitalization investments, although costly, make a profit over time, Uysal said, “In the past, people used to recognize objects and provide services, now objects provide services by recognizing people. We recently opened the Ümraniye-Çekmeköy/Sancaktepe Metro Line, which is the continuation of the Üsküdar-Ümraniye metro line. This line also has the feature of Turkey's first driverless metro. This system provides convenience and speed in transportation. kazanyelling. For example, if a journey is made in 3 minutes with the metro with a driver, this time decreases to 1 and a half minutes in the driverless metro. Digitalization investments can be seen as costly, but it is a profitable investment with the savings it provides over time. For example, the cost of the driverless metro is 10 percent more than the metro with driver. However, the service provided by the driverless metro is twice that of the driverless metro. We reduced the traffic density in Istanbul by 17 percent with our investments in smart transportation systems. These investments; When evaluated in terms of fuel saving, time saving, more efficient use of time and people's ability to spare more time for production, it makes an extraordinary contribution to the economy. As a municipality, we have halved the cost of services that we have converted to digital.”
Kayseri Metropolitan Mayor Mustafa Çelik, Balıkesir Metropolitan Mayor Zekai Kafaoğlu and Konya Metropolitan Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay made speeches in the panel titled “Success and Life Stories in Digital Urbanism” moderated by Forbes Editor-in-Chief Burçak Güven. As a municipality, he gave information about the investments made in the name of digitalization.