Channel will be discussed at the workshop attended by Istanbul Academicians

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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is discussing the Canal Istanbul Project from all aspects in the workshop to which scientists will attend. IMM President gave the opening speech of the workshop to be held at Istanbul Congress Center on January 10. Ekrem İmamoğlu will make.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is discussing the Kanal Istanbul project, which is intended to be implemented in Istanbul, a unique city with its natural beauties, historical and geopolitical location, at the workshop where the leading academicians of our country will attend. Kanal Istanbul, which has not been evaluated with public discussion until now, will be discussed by scientists for the first time in a participatory manner.

In the workshop, all possible impacts of the Kanal Istanbul Project, which was introduced to the public in 2011 as the "Crazy Project", will be thoroughly evaluated. Besides the urbanism, transportation and cultural heritage aspects of the project, environmental, social and legal aspects will be discussed. Kanal Istanbul's security, disaster risk and seismicity issues will also be open to discussion by experts.


Workshop to be held in Istanbul Congress Center on January 10, It will be open to all Istanbul residents who register through the website. IMM President gave the opening speech Ekrem İmamoğluThe final declaration will be published at the end of the workshop. The declaration will be forwarded to the relevant persons, institutions and organizations and shared with the public.



DATE: 10 January 2020 Friday

HOUR: 08.30-19.30



08.30 - 09.00 Registration

09.00 - 09.15 Opening

09.15 - 09.45 Presentation: "Channel Istanbul's Past and Present"

Gürkan AKGÜN IMM, Head of Zoning and Urban Planning Department

09.45 - 10.15 IMM President Mr. Ekrem İMAMOĞLU's Speech

10.30 - 12.30 1. Sessions

A.1. Political Economy of Kanal Istanbul

Moderator: Yiğit Oğuz DUMAN Advisor to the President of IMM


Çiğdem TOKER - Journalist and Writer

Professor Dr. Fikret ADAMAN - Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics

Professor Dr. Haluk LEVENT - Bilgi University, Faculty of Business Administration

Professor Dr. Uğur EMEK - Başkent University, Department of Economics

A.2. Spatial Planning, Urbanism and Transportation

Moderator: İbrahim Orhan DEMİR Deputy Secretary General of IMM


Professor Dr. Haluk GERÇEK - ITU Retired Faculty Member Transportation Specialist

Prof. Dr. Nuran Zeren GÜLERSOY - Işık University Department of Architecture and Design

Assoc. Dr. Pelin Pınar GİRİTLİOĞLU - TMMOB, Istanbul Branch of Chamber of City Planners

Professor Dr. Şevkiye Şence TÜRK - ITU Department of City and Regional Planning

A.3. Environmental Aspect, Water and Ecology Moderator: Prof. Dr. Yasin Çağatay SEÇKİN

IMM Park Garden and Green Areas Head of Department


Assoc. Dr. Ahsen YÜKSEK - Istanbul University Department of Marine Sciences and Management

Professor Dr. Prof. Dr. Cemal SAYDAM - Hacettepe University Department of Environmental Engineering

Professor Dr. Derin ORHON - Near East University Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Dr. Doğanay TOLUNAY - Istanbul University - Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Forestry

Dr. Sadat ITEMS - World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) Turkey Protection Director

Selahattin BEYAZ - TMMOB, Chamber of Environmental Engineers, Istanbul Branch, Head of Water and Wastewater Commission

A.4. Social Dimension and Participation

Moderator: Mahir POLAT Head of IMM Cultural Heritage Department


Assoc. Dr. Ayfer Bartu CANDAN - Boğaziçi University Department of Sociology

Bekir AĞIRDIR - General Manager of KONDA Research and Consultancy Company

Professor Dr. İhsan BİLGİN - İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture

Professor Dr. Prof. Murat Cemal YALÇINTAN - MSGSÜ Department of City and Regional Planning

14.00 - 16.00 Second Sessions

B.1. Legal Framework and Security Moderator: Eren SÖNMEZ

IMM 1. Legal Counsel


Assoc. Dr. Ceren Zeynep PİRİM - Galatasaray University Faculty of Law

Hunting. Mehmet DURAKOĞLU - Chairman of Istanbul Bar Association

Dr. Rıza TÜRMEN - Lawyer, Ambassador

Saim OĞUZÜLGEN - Retired Pilot

Türker ERTÜRK - Retired Rear Admiral

B.2. Disaster Risk and Seismicity

Moderator: View Tayfun's Full Profile

IMM Department of Earthquake Risk Management and Urban Improvement


Professor Dr. Celâl ŞENGÖR - ITU Department of Geological Engineering

Professor Dr. Haluk EYİDOĞAN - ITU Retired Faculty Member

Department of Geophysical Engineering

Professor Dr. Murat BALAMİR - METU Retired Faculty Member

Department of City and Regional Planning

Professor Dr. Naci GÖRÜR - ITU Retired Faculty Member

Founding Member of Geological Engineering Science Academy

Nusret SUNA - Chamber of Civil Engineers

B.3. Spatial Planning, Urbanism and Cultural Heritage

Moderator: Deputy Secretary General of IMM.


Professor Dr. Azime TEZER - ITU Department of City and Regional Planning

Professor Dr. Hüseyin Tarık ŞENGÜL - METU Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Professor Dr. Iclal DİNÇER - Turkey National Committee of ICOMOS President of City and Regional Planning Department PT

Mücella YAPICI MTMMOB, Chamber of Architects Istanbul Branch

Dr. M. Sinan GENİM - Architect

Yiğit OZAR - Archaeologists Association, Istanbul Branch Chairman

B.4. Environmental Dimension, Climate and Ecology

Moderator: Ahmet ATALIK IMM, Head of Mukhtars and Food Department.


Professor Dr. Doğan KANTARCI - Istanbul University Retired Faculty, Department of Soil Science and Ecology

Murat KAPIKIRAN - President of TMMOB Chamber of Agricultural Engineers Istanbul Branch

Professor Dr. Murat TÜRKEŞ - Boğaziçi University Climate Change and Policy Research and Application Center

Dr. Ümit ŞAHİN - Sabancı University Climate Studies Coordinator

Assoc. Dr. Sevim BUDAK - Istanbul University, Department of Public Administration and Political Science

16.30 - 17.30 Moderator Presentations and Evaluation

17.30 - 19.00 Forum

19.00 - 19.30 Closing Speech

Dr. More professionals named Mehmet ÇAKILCIOĞLU

Deputy Secretary General of IMM

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