National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan Introduced

national smart cities strategy and action plan introduced
national smart cities strategy and action plan introduced

Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum said, “National Smart Cities Strategy and Action PlanHe talked about the works on smart cities at the launch of.

Stating that they have decided to prepare a plan to solve the problems of the cities and respond to the needs of the future in the fastest and most efficient way, the Authority has 1,5 meetings and meetings with 12 ministries, 24 general directorates, 28 local administrations and more than 100 smart city suppliers in the last 145 years. Stating that they organized 5 workshops, he stated that they carried out pilot studies in Istanbul Beyoğlu and Konya Selçuklu districts.

Stating that they conducted surveys and analyzes in 1399 of 400 municipalities and developed suggestions, the Minister Institution stated, “We determined a total of 26 actions, 14 main and 40 sub in the National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan.” said.

Ministers Authority for the action plan, said: "The action plan prepared at the national level will first explain Turkey, America, National Australia fourth in the world after the Netherlands and is the Smart City Strategy and Action Plan. In this sense, this study will be an extremely important milestone in terms of the history of urbanization of our country. Secondly, all our ministries, local governments, private sector, non-governmental organizations and universities participate in our action plan as stakeholders. Therefore, our study is a National Strategy and Action Plan. Today, with the signature of our President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, our circular regarding the dissemination of our smart city policies in all our public institutions was published in the Official Gazette. ”


The Minister also shared the details of the 8-item National Smart Cities Strategy and Action Plan.

We create the National Smart Cities Network with City-Specific Smart City Strategies and Roadmaps that will prioritize the urgent needs of our cities. Institution said that they will set priorities by sending smart cities strategy documents to 81 governorships.

All smart city applications according to the order of priority would be to provide express Institution in Turkey, gave the following information:

“I want to explain the importance of prioritization with an example. If the primary problem in Artvin is the flood disaster due to the extreme precipitation caused by climate change, we will shift our work in this direction. We will solve Artvin's traffic problem as a secondary problem. We will follow the precipitation amount instantly with the smart systems we will establish in line with our Black Sea Climate Change Action Plan. According to the results we obtained, we will install smart grid systems. As in the case of Artvin, we will produce smart solutions for disaster and emergency management, especially earthquake, in all our cities. We will implement applications such as disaster management applications, smart emergency response system, smartphone disaster mode for every city. If the transportation problem of the city is in the first place, we will put forward transportation, and if it is health, we will take the health forward. Thanks to this prioritization, we will provide both resource savings and time efficiency, and prevent our investments from wasting. ”

Maturity levels of cities will be measured with IQ tests

By determining the maturity level of our cities with all its components, we will create the provincial Livable City Index. The Agency stated that 87% of municipalities do not have a monitoring system for smart cities.

Minister Institution continued as follows: “We will measure the maturity levels of our cities with the IQ tests we will conduct and create the provincial viable City Index. With regular measurements, we will monitor the changes in our cities and update the needs. I want to give an example here. For example, the cost of collecting and transporting waste in Istanbul is over 1 billion liras. With intelligent waste systems, that is, with intelligent systems, software, sensors that measure the fill rates and separation rates of garbage containers, we can greatly reduce this cost. In addition, as a country, we can save 45 percent in annual waste collection and transportation costs with smart waste collection systems. Loss leakage rates can reach up to 50 percent in water networks. With smart systems, we can reduce this rate to 5 percent. This activity is also the primary need of our country, which suffers from water stress. We have the goal of increasing our water recycling rates from 1 to 5 percent. We are now a country that uses 1500 cubic meters of water per capita and we are poor in water. And this figure will decrease to 1200 cubic meters, we will start to experience water shortages. We have seen how important this work is with the prediction of water wars in the world in the 2050s. ”


"We will integrate all our projects with smart city applications and we will bring new smart cities to our country." Stating that they are building a smart city of 60 thousand residences with the Ministry of Industry and Technology in Esenler, the Agency stated that the project will include elements such as smart irrigation systems and smart waste management.

Saying that they will consider all urban transformation areas as smart regions as in Esenler, the Institution said, “In our reserve building areas, we will both test smart city projects and realize the appropriate ones on a“ regional scale ”. We will also build our TOKİ projects, which have a high number of residences, according to the smart city concept. We will design the city that we will build on both sides of Kanal Istanbul according to the smart neighborhood and smart city concept. In this sense, with the Kanal Istanbul project, we will make two exemplary smart cities that will breathe Istanbul with their traffic, social facilities and green spaces, and present them to our nation. We will produce and use smart applications in all national gardens. ” he spoke.

In the fourth article, "We will export domestic and national smart city products and services, we will establish a Smart City Market." The institution shared the following information about this article:

“According to the Smart City Global Market Analysis, the size of the smart cities market in the world will reach 2024 billion dollars in 826. As a country, our share in this market is very low. We need to present our smart city applications to the world market strongly by 2023. If we can make the right production and investment, we can contribute at least 25-30 billion liras annually to our economy. This is our goal. For this reason, we are starting activities related to the market environment required to meet human resource, technology and investment demands in the smart city area. Between 15-16 January 2020 under the auspices of our President, Industry and Technology Ministry and Municipalities of Turkey in the Smart Cities and Municipalities will organize the Congress of the Union we build Turkey's first smart city in our capital market. The market will bring our municipalities, companies, entrepreneurs and citizens together. ”

Intelligent Data Bank will be set TURKEY

The fifth article “We will provide service integrity with the Smart City mechanisms we will establish and we will determine our national geographical data standards by creating a common language.” voicing Institution, Turkey data produced by establishing the Intelligent Data Bank told us that they would make available to investors.

Minister Institution, “We will establish smart regions and R&D centers that produce smart city technologies in 2023 geographic regions in our country until 7”, and the seventh article “We will financially support our municipalities and entrepreneurs at the point of smart city transformation”. We will increase our qualified human resources capacity working in the field. We will promote Smart City Expertise. ” He said that.

Stating that they will carry out activities that will improve the qualifications of employees in smart cities and increase employment in this field, the Authority said:

“We will create and implement policies, legislation, programs and models for this. Now we will have smart city experts in our country. We will plan and implement formal and non-formal trainings on smart city specialties with our universities. We anticipate that 10 thousand smart city experts are needed in this area. We will train experts in many new fields, from data scientists to software experts, from artificial intelligence engineers to robotics applications.

The coming period will be a period when our cities will develop with smart city applications and our daily life will be easier with these applications and our cities will compete with world cities. We will increase our social and cultural activity regarding smart cities and we will build cities that live 7/24. ”


Günceleme: 25/12/2019 11:30

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