Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which focuses on 'smart urbanism' investments in the projects that will carry Bursa in the future, has started to reap the fruits of its activities in this field. The Welfare Fund of the United Kingdom provided an 2 million pound grant to the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality's Smart City and Urban Transformation theme 3,2 within the scope of the “Cities of the Future” program.
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, which has determined the steps that emphasize smart urbanism from transportation to infrastructure, from environment to superstructure investments, became the first Metropolitan Municipality to establish Smart Urbanism and Innovation Department by signing a first in this field. In order to solve the problems of the city, to increase the quality of life of the citizens and to use resources efficiently and efficiently, Bursa has started the journey of “Smart City Bursa“. With this vision, work has been started as of July 2018 as part of the Ref Cities of the Future ”program of the UK Welfare Fund. The project 1. The project texts were prepared in order to implement the Akıllı Bursa Smart City Project ”and Sür Sustainable Urban Transformation Model for Bursa ile projects with UN Habitat, program director in the phase of the program. 10 and 19 countries in the world including in the United Kingdom to the Welfare Fund by the Government of Turkey in Istanbul and Bursa took place in conjunction with Ankara. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey Intelligent separated from the 10 million pound budget for city and urban transformation projects for themed 2 3,2 million pounds (about 22 million) are eligible to receive grants.
Smart apps coming
While the duration of the grant received is determined as 24 months, within the scope of smart city project; current situation analysis, vision, strategy and road map and smart city reference architecture works will be done. As an indicator of the feasibility of the project, smart city applications will be implemented on an important axis of the city. Pilot project; smart irrigation, smart lighting, smart waste management, smart stop, alternative and environmentally friendly transportation models (bicycle, scooter), IOT-based environmental audits.
Example city Bursa
Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Alinur Aktas, smart intersection applications, signaling optimization in the rail system, such as purely work to make the lives of the citizens of Bursa, he said. Mayor Aktaş stated that Bursa as a Metropolitan Municipality is continuing its activities in order to be a model city as a liveable, environmentalist, technological and green Bursa in the future and emphasized that Bursa will be shown as an example to the cities of the future.