IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluspoke at the closing of the 'Construction Summit' organized by AİDER. Stating that Istanbul is in a position to host millions of people with its reserve areas, İmamoğlu said, “For him, 'Let's build a canal, let's build a city of 2 million people around the canal…' This is nonsense. Being eco-friendly doesn't start with the building, it starts with the planning. He said, "You can't become a 'green space owner' by wearing a green jacket," by demolishing Atatürk Airport and saying, "I'm parking at Atatürk Airport." Sharing the information that the works to transform the Ayamama Valley near Atatürk Airport into a green area of 1 million square meters are continuing, İmamoğlu emphasized that they have increased the usable area of Florya Atatürk City Forest from 200 thousand square meters to 640 thousand square meters.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlumade the closing speech of the "Construction Summit" organized by the Anatolian Side Construction Contractors Association (AYİDER). IMM, Kadıköy Expressing his thanks to everyone who contributed to the summit, to which bureaucrats from the Municipality, Kartal Municipality and Ataşehir Municipality also contributed, İmamoğlu emphasized that the contracting profession, one of the main actors of the construction sector, is not at the level it deserves. "When I was the IMM President, when I said, 'Let's lay the groundwork for some basic issues, let's discuss and talk', unfortunately such bold steps were not taken, including some non-governmental organizations," said İmamoğlu and said:
“GIVING PHOTOS WITH EKREM İMAMOĞLU HAS A PRICE”
"There are some non-governmental organizations and their managers that unfortunately refrain from getting together, being together and thinking together because of our country's political concerns, whether it's about zoning, paving the way for accelerating the implementations towards some regions, and in the process of creating practical methods. . Let me make this clear. I mean, if we get together, give a photo, what will happen? Ekrem İmamoğluI think that there is a price to be given a photo with ', unfortunately, in Istanbul and Turkey. But its people kazanit has a cost. In fact, let me express this to our contractor friends who are looking for a very healthy professional life: In fact, they also kazanThere is a person who is standing here.”
“WE HAVE A SERIOUS URBANIZATION PROBLEM”
Sharing the knowledge that almost all of Istanbul's districts have passed their zoning plans through the IMM Assembly, İmamoğlu said, “We have architectural problems in Istanbul. There are other issues and problems of the day. But we have a serious urbanism problem. Let's stop coming to the green building, we unfortunately produced ugly buildings and ugly cities until we got there. We have produced cities that are not at all suitable for this ancient country, sometimes very beautiful geographies and history of this beautiful country. Let's admit it. We've all been a part of it. But political will, but technical people, but we, producers like you… Sometimes contractors are blamed for this, but in my opinion, the contractor is the last link. Until they got there, very big mistakes, big mistakes were made while arranging these rings.”
“ISTANBUL SERVES 19 MILLION”
Emphasizing that the 1999 earthquake was a milestone in his professional life, İmamoğlu said, “Istanbul currently provides water to over 19 million people. I say this based on drinking water. Because, unfortunately, we do not have a healthy, credible state institution in our country that can give us the number of refugees. Some come and say, 'We have 550 thousand refugees. Everyone is laughing at this. His friends don't believe it either. I'll give you the realistic number. This city is home to over 19 million people. This city can currently inhabit such a population,” he said. "Istanbul is not a city that will make you happy by building a lot of housing," said Imamoglu, and said, "Istanbul has an obligation to become a city that makes a name for itself in the world by doing quality works, making quality buildings, and green buildings and environmentally friendly buildings that the world is talking about now." Referring to the runway breaking works at Atatürk Airport, which has not been on the agenda recently, İmamoğlu used the following statements:
“At the end of the day, Istanbul, with its reserve areas, is unfortunately still in a position to host millions of people. That's why, 'Let's make a canal, let's build a city of 2 million around the canal…' This is nonsense. Being eco-friendly doesn't start with the building, it starts with the planning. Where will you build the buildings? What kind of environment will you build? What will you do? It starts here. In other words, one cannot become a 'green space owner' by clamoring to demolish Atatürk Airport, saying 'I am parking at Atatürk Airport' and wearing a green jacket.”
“I DID NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE TO MY WRITTEN”
Sharing the information that the works to transform the Ayamama Valley near Atatürk Airport into a green area of 1 million square meters are continuing, İmamoğlu emphasized that they have increased the usable area of Florya Atatürk City Forest from 200 thousand square meters to 640 thousand square meters. Stating that the areas he gave examples coincide with both sides of Atatürk Airport, which is claimed to be turned into a national garden, İmamoğlu said, “You have been looking at it for 25 years. Look, I also made an offer. I had them write a letter saying 'Give it to us', but I couldn't even get an answer. Just north of Atatürk Airport, there are currently concrete blocks there. You'll see it passing by. Warehouse of a subway construction. It is an area of 650 thousand square meters. It can also extend upwards to a million meters. We will build a green area from Ayamama Valley to İkitelli Organized right next to it," he said.
“YOU CAN MANAGE A CITY BY DESIGNING THE FUTURE”
Emphasizing that the city should be viewed from the common mind table, İmamoğlu said:
“You design the future of a city from there. And only then can a city hit a wall at 250 km/h. This is how you can run a city; by designing the future. Otherwise, make a tender for 2 billion 300 million liras overnight. Send ten excavators there, send forty trucks, and I'll tell my master, 'I'll make a green field!' This city has 16 million people. They have very gifted people. City planner, architect, engineer, environmental engineer… These people have professional chambers. Sit down, meet the citizen, talk. What will we do with an area of 11 million square meters in the heart of the city? Discuss. If you value the nation, then you will find the right path. But this mind does not show us the right way. I swear it doesn't show. Because you know why? If I came out and said to you from the podium, 'I am smart and I know everything.' For once, I would be doing the biggest insult in the world to each and every one of you here. you know what i'm saying? I have 16 million citizens who know the truth at least as much as I do. I talk to them, I meet with them, I discuss with them and decide with them. That decision will definitely show me the right way. It never shows wrong. Do you know what it's called? Democracy that we all embrace like this. Not autocracy, democracy. It's called democracy. I promise you democracy about your profession as well.”
"DON'T BELIEVE IN WHO SAYS I KNOW EVERYTHING"
Saying, "We have to bring our cities to a very good process," İmamoğlu said, "Because our children and grandchildren are very smart; they make us so bad. They charge us very badly. That's why, please, first of all, trust yourself to take precautions in every aspect of our cities. And then trust the valuable scientists and technical people of this country; the rest is easy. But never trust anyone who comes up to you and says, 'Trust me in everything, I know.'