İzmir Metropolitan Municipality won three awards at the "Healthy Cities Best Practice Contest" organized for the 12th time this year by the Healthy Cities Association. The winners of the “Healthy Cities Best Practices Contest”, organized for the 12th time this year by the Healthy Cities Association, have been announced. In the competition where 32 member municipalities applied with 84 projects, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality was deemed worthy of three awards. Participating in the competition with 7 projects, the Metropolitan won an award in the category of Healthy City Planning with the “Talatpaşa Boulevard Elevated Pedestrian Crossing Project”, and in the category of Healthy Environment with the “Peynircioğlu Stream Ecological Corridor Project”, and the Special Jury Award in the category of “Distance Education in Community Health (UÇE)”. took the nude.
Jury Prof. Dr. The meeting was chaired by Ruşen Keleş.
In the competition opened in the categories of "Social Responsibility", "Healthy City Planning", "Healthy Life" and "Healthy Environment", the jury made 7 points from the "Metropolitan Municipalities Social Responsibility" category, 2 from the "Healthy City Planning" category, 5 from the "Healthy Life" category and 6 from the "Healthy Life" category. Evaluated XNUMX projects from the “Environment” category. “Metropolitan Central District Municipalities”, “Non-Metropolitan Central District Municipalities” and “Provincial District Municipalities” projects were evaluated in four categories under a separate heading. Headed by Prof. Dr. Ruşen Keleş made the other members of the competition jury Prof. Dr. Handan Turkoglu, Prof. Dr. Cengiz Ture, Prof. Dr. Gül Sayan Atanur, Assoc. Dr. Emel Irgil, Assoc. Dr. It was formed by İnci Parlaktuna and Murat Ar.
The award ceremony of the competition is planned to be held in Antalya in October.
Healthy City Planning Award – “Talatpaşa Boulevard Elevated Pedestrian Crossing Project”
Within the scope of the project, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality built a 34-meter-long pedestrian platform, similar to the examples in Europe, for pedestrians to pass on the Cyprus Martyrs Street section of Alsancak Talatpaşa Boulevard, one of the areas with the highest pedestrian traffic in the city. Figurative patterns from the historical roots of Izmir were worked on the elevated pedestrian crossing. Considering the access of disabled and elderly citizens, the roads and pavements were brought to the same level. Thus, while the area gained the appearance of a mini square, it was also possible for pedestrians to cross the street without going up and down the sidewalk.
Healthy Environment Award - “Peynircioğlu Stream Ecological Corridor Project”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has created an uninterrupted ecological corridor on the coastal part of the Cheesecioğlu Stream in Mavişehir, the Halk Park and the route after it, as part of the fight against the global climate crisis. Within the scope of the project, which is an application of the "Urban Green Up-Nature Based Solutions" project, which was prepared within the scope of the "HORIZON 2020" program of the European Union and for which a grant of 2,3 million euros was received, both flood control was achieved in the stream and new flood control was achieved in the stream with nature-friendly practices without using an impermeable surface. green area was created. Cheesecioğlu Stream and its surroundings have become the new attraction center for the people of Izmir.
Healthy Living Special Jury Award - “Distance Education in Community Health (UCE) Project”
Distance Multi-Learning Model (UÇE), which has been implemented by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Community Health and has no other example, through social media posts (facebook, instagram, twitter://ibbtoplumsaglik) and "online, face-to-face live" trainings. aims to disseminate health literacy (SOY). The target is to improve the health and well-being of the society and to increase the awareness of the right to health. In the UÇE Project, in which active learning methods through physical activities and art are used, “General Health, Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases, Mental Health, Oral and Dental Health, First Aid, Protective, Improving, Preventive, Supportive Health Studies in Disaster and Emergency Situations, Healthy, Safe Production and Consumption, Active Life; Thousands of Izmir residents are given training on “Physical Activity and Healthy Consumption”. In the course of the COVID-19 global epidemic, making the science-based up-to-date information that the people of Izmir need the most in case of disasters, accessible to the whole society in a fast manner that everyone can understand, has once again demonstrated the importance of UCE.