Halkalı- When the Sirkeci Suburban Train Will Be In Service: Kadir Topbaş, stating that Istanbul does not receive as much immigration as before, said “Istanbul now has its own natural population growth”.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Minister Kadir Topbaş, who made evaluations about the floor limitation application that came to the agenda with the Kanal Istanbul project, said, “We live in fifty percent forests and fifty percent due to the geographical location of Istanbul, but within this fifty percent airports, main arteries are some sports venues There are parks and gardens. "When you look at it like this, of course, a compulsory and limited area emerges."
The success story of Barcelona, which has become a world brand by putting the 'Smart Urbanism Concept' on a sustainable ground, which offers technology and innovation to the service of the city people and tourists in a smart and efficient way, was discussed in the "Round Table" program held at Başakşehir Living Lab.
Barcelona's City Council President, Urban Living Lab chairman and also the World Science Parks and Innovation Vice President as executive Josep program that M. Pique joined the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Turkey Exporters Assembly, especially Kadir (TIM) President Mehmet Büyükekşi and many mayors attended.
Answering questions from members of the press on the agenda after the meeting President Kadir Topbas, found general evaluations about the program.
“SMART CITIES NECESSARY FOR THE COMFORTABLE LIFE OF THE CITY ÜR
Mayor Topbaş, who made evaluations about smart cities, said, bütün Local governments all over the world are in a serious quest to get rid of the problems of urban life and improve the quality of life. Of course, developing technologies give us serious opportunities. In particular, the exchange of knowledge and experience between local governments makes this work faster and easier. Instead of calling someone somewhere, it makes the city smarter from many systems, just like how one sees the traffic from the handheld tablet or phone that works in the pocket. Instead of waiting here at the station, where it is located, where the nearest station is or how many minutes it can go there, even waiting at the stations is waiting. Smart cities are necessary for the citizens to lead a comfortable life. ”
HalkalıResponding to the question of when the Sirkeci Line Commuter Train will be put into service, Mayor Topbaş said, “All of our current subways are moving towards smart systems. In four cities around the world, the smart metro system can operate without a driver. Of course, since this suburban line will also include the high-speed train, it is a work of our transport ministry and state railways. There are some waiting processes like ground improvement there. For now, we manage by buses. Of course, from Gebze that I desire Çerkezköy"I think that a suburban line will be put into operation, especially in Çatalcayı, in the system of this work," he said.
“ISTANBUL DOES NOT MIGRATE AS OLD”
Touching on the floor limitation application that came to the agenda with the Kanal Istanbul project, Topbaş said, “Plan decisions are not evaluated as what happens to a region, but the densities of living there. Future population movements are taken into consideration, choices are made accordingly and social reinforcement areas are made according to the number of settled people. All this is determined by the living quarters there. Of course, due to the geographical location of Istanbul, we live in fifty percent forests and fifty percent, but within this fifty percent there are airports, main arteries, some sports venues, parks and gardens. "When you look at it like this, of course, a compulsory and limited area emerges."
Mentioning that Istanbul does not receive as much immigration as before, Topbaş said, “Istanbul does not receive as much immigration as before, let me underline this. Istanbul now has its own natural population growth. There may be tall buildings in certain places but it is restricted and stable. Instead of high-rise buildings at every point, a study is carried out at a level that can establish a relationship with nature and soil on a more human scale. The settlement around Kanal Istanbul is in this style. These decisions are made in consultation with the relevant ministry and we are continuing our work, ”he said.
"WE MADE OUR TENDER ABOUT TAKSIM AND THE PROJECT IS READY"
Asked at the stage of the arrangements in Taksim, Mayor Topbaş said, “We made our tender for Taksim and the project is ready. It is also approved by the relevant institution. As of the season, if we turned it into a construction site, we had to wait for a while because rain and mud would be much worse than today. "We expect the seasonal conditions to improve a little more," he said.