16 December Monday

Istanbul Discusses Transportation

Organized upon the initiative of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, the International Sustainable Transportation will be held on 17-18 December at the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC).

The sessions will begin on December 17 with an opening speech by Mr. Ekrem Imamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul. Prof. Dick Ettema and Prof. Güngör Evren will be joining the congress as keynote speakers.

The congress, themed “Istanbul Discusses Its Transportation”, will be joined by academics, NGOs, private sector representatives and related IMM units, where the participants will share their knowledge and experiences, and discuss possible solutions and improvement schemes for transport-related problems.

The congress will consist of 10 sessions, addressing various topics ranging from rail systems to sea routes, and parking policies to urban mobility issues in smart cities.

About 3,000 participants will meet at the congress, and speakers and panelists will deliver presentations in their own areas of expertise. A total of 65 speakers will attend the congress.

The moderators and the topics to be discussed as follows:

DAY 1 (December 17)


Mr. Ekrem İMAMOĞLU, Mayor of Istanbul
Prof. Güngör EVREN
Prof. Dick ETTEMA / Utrecht University

13:30 p.m. - 15:30 p.m.
Parking (Hall A)
Dr. Mustafa Sinan YARDIM


13:30 p.m. - 15:30 p.m.
Highway Public Transportation Systems (Hall B)
Assoc. Prof. Mustafa GÜRSOY


16:00 p.m. - 18:00 p.m.
Waterborne Systems (Hall A)


16:00 p.m.- 18:00 p.m.
Pedestrian, Cyclist and Traffic Safety (Hall B)


DAY 2 (December 18)

10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Railway Systems (Hall A)
Prof. İsmail ŞAHİN

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New Generation Vehicles (Hall B)
Assoc. Prof. Eda BEYAZIT İNCE (Istanbul Technical University)


13:00 p.m - 15:00 p.m.
Urban Mobilization in Smart Cities  (Hall A)
Prof. Haluk GERÇEK


13:00 p.m. - 15:00 p.m.
Spatial Planning And Logistics (Hall B)
Prof. Mehmet OCAKÇI


15:30 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.
Transfer Hubs (Hall A)
Prof. Alper ÜNLÜ


15:30 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.
Climate Change and Air Pollution (Hall B)
Dr. Ümit ŞAHİN


17:45 p.m - 18:30 p.m.
Closing remarks
Prof. Haluk GERÇEK
Mr. Ekrem İMAMOĞLU, Mayor of Istanbul

Event Details:

Date: December 17-18, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m – 18:00 p.m
Istanbul Congress Center (ICC)

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