Speaking at the opening ceremony of the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 'Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibition, Bursa Mayor Alinur Aktaş gave information about the smart urbanism investments they have realized in Bursa.
Republic of Turkey organized by the Association of Municipalities of Turkey under the auspices of the President's 'Smart Cities and Municipalities Convention and Exhibition' began in Ankara ATO Congresium. Following the opening ceremony, which was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in the second main session of the day, Mayors gave examples of smart investments implemented in their cities. Gaziantep Metropolitan Mayor and TBB President Fatma Şahin, Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktaş, Konya Metropolitan Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay, Sakarya Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem Yüce and Denizli, moderated by the journalist Okan Müderrisoğlu. Mayor Osman Zolan attended the meeting.
A common vision
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, who took the first mention in the panel, as Bursa Metropolitan Municipality; He said that they continue to be a pioneer in providing services to citizens by improving their service-oriented approaches to meet the needs of the era in the light of national policies. Stating that they have signed an important project that will carry Bursa to the future in this context, President Aktaş said, “As of September 2019,“ Bursa's Smart City Transformation Project ”, with the goal of sustainable development, where resources are managed effectively, focused on quality of life, and participation from all segments of the society. we are.
In our two-year project, we will prepare a common vision and roadmap by creating a holistic strategy that responds to stakeholder needs and evaluates international practices. Within the scope of the project, we will examine our city in 6 functional areas as Transport, Environment, Life, Governance, Economy and Human as envisaged by the European Commission. We will act within the framework of Ulusal National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan açıklan announced by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. Having a national strategy prepared by our Ministry will be our greatest strength in this process. ”
Intelligent urbanism is a must
Bursa has 21 Organized Industrial Zones, 47-year population has increased 10 times and reached 3 million, indicating that the industry is one of the fastest growing cities with Aktas, migration from rural to the city continues to emphasize that the advantages and disadvantages. Mayor Aktaş said, lar Transportation problems, inadequate infrastructure and increase in energy use are the disadvantages. In such an environment, intelligent urbanism is a necessity rather than a blessing. An inevitable fact. Because we have to use the facilities at hand. We established Smart City Planning and Innovation Department. You can do a lot in municipalities, but the sustainability of these projects, along with their cost headings, is very important. We deal with all of these issues in the Intelligent Urbanism and Innovation Department. We are working on examining new sources and adding them to our structure ”.
President Aktaş reminded that they remember the smart city strategy with the funds they received from the development agency, and they received 3.2 million pounds of grants from the UK Funds and gave optimization of rail system signaling as an example of one of the smart investments. He said that when the ongoing works are completed, the waiting time of the current system will be reduced to 3.75 minutes from 2 minutes and thus they can carry more passengers.
As an example of projects for young people 'book opens every door' project, showing the President Aktas, the book is given to students who buy 2 thousand tickets and libraries are overflowing, he said.