Official opening of the IPA Campus in Florya, Parliamentary CHP Group Deputy Chairman Engin Altay and IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluIt was held with the participation of In his 'Vision 2050-Istanbul of the Future Presentation' he made at the opening, he shared the 'Istanbul dream' of 28 years later with the public. Detailing the IMM's projects in many areas from earthquake to urban transformation, from transportation to infrastructure investments, from historical heritage to environmental regulations, İmamoğlu said, “Istanbul in 2050 is a world city where life is alive and free with all its diversity and where everyone lives well. This is the framework of our vision. In order to provide this good life it aims, Istanbul has to develop in a planned manner and not to exceed the threshold of 20 million in the light of all the projections and evaluations we have made. 2050 million Istanbulites in 20; It is the center of creative and innovative people who produce together, learn from each other. Vision 2050 is the future hope of 16 million Istanbulites as of today, it belongs to Istanbulites.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) transformed the area adjacent to Florya Atatürk Forest into Istanbul Planning Agency (IPA) Campus. Official opening of IPA Campus; Parliamentary CHP Group Deputy Chairman Engin Altay and IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluIt was held with the participation of His wife Dilek İmamoğlu and daughter Beren İmamoğlu did not leave the IMM President alone at the event. Before his speech, İmamoğlu visited the stands in the İPA Campus and the specially designed library, which was completed, and made his “Vision 2050-Future Istanbul Presentation” on a 360-degree platform located in the open air.
“WE WILL MAKE THE JOURNEY WITH 16 MILLION ISTANBUL residents”
Starting his speech with the words, “We set out to make a 'new start' three years ago in these streets, which have been wandered for thousands of years, in Istanbul, the capital of civilizations and empires,” İmamoğlu said, “We are confident that we will make this journey with 16 million Istanbulites, and that we will succeed together, without leaving anyone behind. We said it from day one. We promised to build the honorable, peaceful and prosperous future that Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk aimed for us together. We promised together that we would manage this ancient city, which was in the middle of crises, lost its direction, stuck, and did not know where to go, with a common mind, joint effort, under the guidance of science, protecting its nature, history, culture and values, and prioritizing the happiness of the people of Istanbul. We set out to walk into the future together, to expand the word, to turn dreams into plans and plans into reality," he said.
“THINS OF PEOPLE HAVE THE IDEAS, WORK AND CONTRIBUTION”
Emphasizing that the “Vision 2050 Strategy Document”, which he will share with the public, was created in line with data-based analyzes with the ideas, efforts and contributions of thousands of people, İmamoğlu said, “And at the end of 3 years, I can put forward with a realistic claim that; We now have a plan for Istanbul, which will bring hope to all cities of Turkey and other metropolises of the world, to establish a democratic life in Istanbul and Turkey, and to enable us to build our future with our own hands. We have a dream of another Istanbul,” he said. Emphasizing that it is not possible for Istanbul to come to the fore as a strategic and powerful actor in the global system with short-term brand and promotional activities, İmamoğlu said, “Istanbul is from the Balkans to the Caucasus; It is a world city that is the sole leader of its geography from the Middle and Near East to North Africa, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Basin.
“ISTANBUL IS A CANDIDATE TO ASSEMBLE THE LEADERSHIP”
“Istanbul, with all its historical and cultural background, economic opportunities and volume, is a candidate to assume this leadership under the guidance of a correct and rational political perspective. And he will undertake it," said İmamoğlu, adding, "Istanbul has made its choice. By focusing on the happiness and tranquility of the people of the city, Istanbul is the future representative of peace, justice, diversity and freedom in the world. kazanwill work. youth kazanwill work. women and children kazanwill work. Istanbul 2050 Vision; It is a very valuable guide that we have prepared in order to revive the spirit of Istanbul, where we think of Istanbul at every step, on this new road we set out by saying 'We have a dream of another Istanbul'. Istanbul Vision 2050 Certificate; It is a program of challenge to 5 main crisis areas that are visible today on a global, national, regional and urban scale but will be shaped by the world of the future.”
“THE DEMOCRACY, LAW AND MANAGEMENT CRISIS THAT TURKEY IS PASSING; THE MOST IMPORTANT OBSTACLE TO THE FUTURE'S ISTANBUL”
5 fundamental crises; İmamoğlu, who listed "Governance and Democracy", "Economy and Development", "Ecology and Environment", "Urban Built Environment, Transportation and Infrastructure" and "Social Welfare and Justice", detailed the solutions for each item in his speech. "Now, while pointing out the congestion and blockages caused by other crises, I would like to continue my speech with the biggest challenge to today's management approach and habits that destroy justice and democracy processes at all levels and suspend democratic institutions and boards," said İmamoğlu. the crisis of democracy, law and administration that Turkey has gone through; constitutes the most important obstacle in front of the Istanbul of the future. Especially IMM; It is at the top of our goals that management authorities and decision-making bodies become truly participatory and that the main components of the city become effective stakeholders. In fact, the essence of our management vision, our approach is IPA itself; It summarizes the intellectual transformation and the accompanying spatial transformation based on science, reason and participation under the management of our Istanbul.”
“THE WHOLE TURKEY, NOT JUST ISTANBUL, IS PAYING THE PRICE FOR THE AUTHORITY AND RESOURCES CHALLENGE”
Describing IPA and its 2050 Office, Istanbul Statistics Office, Public Design Office, Social Policies Office and IPA Institute as an ecosystem that brings together different segments living in the city in line with common goals, İmamoğlu said, “Our entire Istanbul, from its center to its peripheries, is Istanbul Planning Agency. 's workspace. These steps have made sure that only one thing is unchangeable in the Istanbul of the future. Now, whoever takes office in Istanbul will never be able to say, 'I did it,' and never will. That understanding is now outdated,” he said. Pointing out that Istanbul deserves a legislation that has wider powers and uses more effective resources due to the problems arising from its increasing population, İmamoğlu said, “However, there are important problems due to the gaps created in this area and arbitrary usurpation of authority. Not only Istanbul, but all of Turkey is paying the price for this power and resource difficulty that has been put on Istanbul," he said. Saying, “A comprehensive 'Local Government Reform' that will raise and democratize other cities of Turkey, and move the cooperation between local governments and central government to an efficient and solution-oriented place, should be implemented without losing time,” İmamoğlu listed what should be in the possible reform package.
“İSTANBUL HAD 2020 BILLION DOLLARS OF GROSS DOMESTIC INCOME IN 230, NOW 89 BILLION DOLLARS”
Asking the question, “Can you remember how many lira was the dollar rate at the beginning of 2, not so much two years ago?” İmamoğlu said:
“Let me tell you; 5,9 liras. Now it's up to 20 liras. People are amazed, right? 'How can the economy be managed so badly?' So what is the effect of this on Istanbul? Istanbul had a gross domestic product of 2020 billion dollars according to the exchange rates in 230. Although the production power has increased in the intervening period, this figure has decreased to 89 billion dollars due to the bad economic management, monetary policies and waste-based order of the central administration. Therefore, Istanbul has lost altitude among the world cities in terms of economic power indicators. With the explosion of inflation in line with the preferred monetary policies, the lives of our people have been faced with unbearable costs in all of Turkey and of course in Istanbul for the sake of enrichment of a handful of people. But I must say this: Of course, this dire picture will take place very soon in Turkey as well as in Istanbul. Believe me, it will progress very quickly and improve very quickly with the radical and exciting power change.”
“OUR GOAL: TO BE IN THE TOP 600 RANKINGS OF THE WORLD WITH ITS 10 BILLION DOLLARS IN NATIONAL INCOME”
Saying, “Our goal in Istanbul is very clear and clear,” İmamoğlu said, “Within the framework of our 2050 Vision and the right economic and development policies to be carried out by the changing government in Turkey, the economic development to be developed with the sub-regions of Tekirdağ and Kocaeli in the Istanbul Metropolitan Region, East Marmara and West Marmara. and in spatial integrity; It has the power and potential to take its place in the top 600 rankings of the world with the 10 billion dollars national product it will create. And especially young people, I tell you: It will definitely take place thanks to you. We have no doubts. While making Istanbul a center of attraction for innovative and creative initiatives, steps will be taken to protect social justice. Appropriate spatial, social and cultural policies for the reproduction of labor will accompany the steps that will increase employment in these areas by ensuring the adaptation of the workforce to the information, technology and innovation-oriented transformation in the production networks.
“There is a solution: WE SEE THE REAL PROBLEMS OF OUR PEOPLE”
Pointing out that the inclusion of the young and female population in employment with rational education and economic policies will bring growth, İmamoğlu said, “Istanbul has an extremely important potential above the European Union average with its 71 percent working age population. We see this potential and we produce the tools that will bring it together with the education, information and technology, which are especially the needs of the new economy.” In this context, İmamoğlu gave examples of the projects they prepared and the works they carried out, and underlined that many people in Turkey and Istanbul are experiencing an economic uncertainty. In his speech, İmamoğlu answered the question, "So, are we helpless in the face of this uncertainty?", "There is a solution. We see the real problems of our people. Towards 2050, we are walking towards the solution of those real problems, based on justice and nature. In this march, we need to rapidly implement innovative tools and projects. We will achieve more with the great opportunities of tomorrow, just as we started to realize projects such as 'Istanbul is Renewing', which are open to participatory processes of the inhabitants and support this, in which local governments will play a leading role, in coordination and cooperation of public institutions.
DESCRIBED ITS DREAM 2050 ISTANBUL
Detailing the IMM's projects in many areas from earthquake to urban transformation, from transportation to infrastructure investments, from historical heritage to environmental regulations, İmamoğlu described his "Istanbul in 2050 in his dreams" as follows:
“The Istanbul of 2050 is a world city where life is alive and free in all its diversity, and where everyone lives well. This is the framework of our vision. In order to provide this good life it aims, Istanbul has to develop in a planned manner and not to exceed the threshold of 20 million in the light of all the projections and evaluations we have made. 2050 million Istanbulites in 20; It is the center of creative and innovative people who produce together, learn from each other. Attracting and inspiring people from all over the world, Istanbul is a city where people are excited and enriched. Istanbul is a city that people wonder about and dreams of experiencing in life. The voice of young people is valued and respected in Istanbul. Young people join life with hope to establish their future in Istanbul. Istanbul in 2050 is a green and high-tech production center.”
“ISTANBUL OF 2050 IS AN ESSENTIAL CENTER FOR CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS”
“The city's strong local producers are a part of research and development and design as well as production. Agriculture is an important element of urban life and culture in Istanbul. The Istanbul of 2050 is an indispensable both regional and global hub for creative and innovative entrepreneurs. Information sharing, co-production facilities and infrastructure are spread all over the city. Istanbul is the city of common ideas and meetings for people from all over the world to produce together. In 2050 Istanbul, education, health, culture and art, shelter, healthy food are for everyone and are of high quality. All Istanbulites are part of urban life; they can protect their own values and identities and live freely. They can get a fair share of resources. Istanbul is the city where peace and tolerance are represented in the world. He is the leader and guide of this ancient geography. The streets, squares and all public spaces of Istanbul are colorful and lively with culture, art and sports. All Istanbulites are a part of it. It leaves its mark on Istanbul.”
“MARMARA SEA IS REVISED, NORTH FORESTS TAKE ISTANBUL UNDER WINGS
“Istanbul's squares and streets are designed for everyone. In 2050, Istanbul has transformed into a planned. While continuing to be a global economic center and increasing the economic power of the city, it also offers people a peaceful and sharing living environment. People living in Istanbul enjoy walking on its streets, cycling to work or school, doing sports and playing games at any age. Traffic has ceased to be an ordeal for Istanbulites. Transportation facilities have come to advanced levels. The Istanbul of 2050 has preserved its originality. He knew how to protect the trust left to him, even after years. The cultural heritage of Istanbul, which is integrated with the Bosphorus, ferries, Golden Horn, Islands, Galata, Beyoğlu region, Eyüpsultan and many more, is always a part of the identity of Istanbul and Istanbulites. In 2050, Istanbul is a nature-friendly metropolis with all its components. All living things in the city are protected. The nature and biodiversity of Istanbul are part of its authenticity. The Sea of Marmara revived, its streams revived, and the Northern Forests took Istanbul under its wing. All Istanbul residents are fighting together against the climate crisis. The city's economy, facilities and physical environment have been fairly transformed.”
“İSTANBUL IS THE CITY OF JUSTICE AGAINST INEQUALITY”
“Now, Istanbul is a circular city that uses its resources efficiently and does not pollute. Istanbulites are in solidarity in the face of difficulties and always act together. They continuously and jointly discover innovative solutions to problems. Istanbul provides a democratic urban life and free expression space at all levels. Istanbulites, on the other hand, are the most important element of the strong civil sphere. The resources in the world are gradually depleted; In an age when we are struggling with the climate crisis, social injustice, war and destruction, I believe wholeheartedly that we will make Istanbul a fairer, greener, more creative and more sustainable city against all these difficulties and negativities. Istanbul will set an example for the world struggling with all these problems in many ways. In 2050, Istanbul residents are happy and hopeful for the future. Istanbul is the city of justice against inequality.”
“İSTANBUL HAS A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE”
“Because Istanbul has a plan for the future. Saying that Istanbul has people who believe in this plan, İmamoğlu said, "The Vision 2050 Document, the main headings of which I am sharing with you today, is a fair, equal, fair and equitable document that calls out from Istanbul to Turkey and the whole world, if we can come together and protect this common future. It is a manifesto of how a free and prosperous life is possible. It is a powerful roadmap that defines the role of our Istanbul in this journey as we carry our Republic into the second century with democracy and development. Let's start this journey together from today. Let's grow Istanbul's 2050 Vision together, inspired by our dreams. Vision 2050 is the future hope of 16 million Istanbulites as of today, it belongs to Istanbulites”.
PARTICIPATION FROM B40 MEMBER BALKAN CITIES
IPA Campus opening and “Vision 2050 Presentation”; CHP deputies Turan Aydoğan, Sibel Özdemir, Zeynel Emre, Gürsel Erol, IYI Party deputy Hayrettin Nuhoğlu, IYI Party Istanbul Provincial Chairman Buğra Kavuncu, Şişli Mayor Muammer Keskin, Kadıköy Mayor Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Büyükçekmece Mayor Hasan Akgün, Beylikdüzü Mayor Mehmet Murat Çalık, Küçükçekmece Mayor Kemal Çebi, Avcılar Mayor Turan Hançerli, former IMM presidents Nurettin Sözen, Ali Müfit Gürtuna and CHP İBB Group Deputy Chairman Doğan Subaşı, IYI Party İBB Group Deputy Chairman İbrahim Özkan, representatives of B40 member Balkan cities and many academicians and young people attended.
EVENTS WILL LAST 2 DAYS
Due to the IPA Campus opening, panels will be held on 5-6 July, where the opinions, suggestions and projects of expert scientists on the city and the future of the city will be discussed. Meeting points have been prepared for the events in different parts of the IPA Campus, located on an area of approximately 90 thousand square meters. Panelists and participants came together at different points according to their interests.