3 Days

12 Themes

50 Sessions

250 Speakers

5440 Participants

6 Exhibitions

5 Field Trips

5 Closed Sessions

1 Film screening

1 Game

1 Orchestral Performance

30 Stand

66 Partners


Themes

Environment and Climate Change

Urban Technologies & Innovation

Transport and Mobility

Urban Infrastructure

Housing and Built Environment

Migration

City Networks

Local Development

Social Inclusion

Resilience

Public Space

Governance


Speakers

Abdullah Güç

Secretary General, South Marmara Development Agency

Abhimanyu Prakash

Senior Program Manager, Global Designing Cities Initiative

Ahmet İçduygu

Migration Research Center Director, Koç University

Ahmet Yılmaz

Founding Partner, Mi’Mar Architecture

Ahsen Özsoy

Professor of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University

Alan Coday

Principal Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University

Ali Faruk Göksu

Founder, Anatolian Design Atelier

Ali Osman Öztürk

Rector, Hitit University

Ali Sağlık

General Manager, Kocaeli Water and Sewerage Administration

Tahir Büyükakın

President, Marmara Municipalities Union & Mayor, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality

Alim Arlı

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Sehir University

Ahmet Sarıkurt

Mayor, Çorlu Municipality

Alinur Aktaş

Mayor, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality

Andaç Haznedaroğlu

Director

Aniruddha Dasgupta

Global Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Anita Mattsson

Mayor, Tyresö Municipality

Anne Lize van der Stoel

Mayor, Landsmeer Municipality

Anuela Ristani

Deputy Mayor, Tiran Municipality

Arda Batu

Secretary General, TÜRKONFED

Argyris Oraiopoulos

Researcher, Loughborough University

Arthur Hinsch

Built Infrastructure & Sustainable Energies Officer, ICLEI Europe

Aslı Ceylan Öner

Assoc. Prof. Of Architecture, İzmir University of Economics

Aslı Deniz Helvacıoğlu

Research and Development Center for Innovation and Competition Director, Boğaziçi University

Aşkın Asan

Women and Family Research and Application Manager, Istanbul Commerce University

Avi Alkaş

Country Chairman, JLL Turkey

Ayhan Kaya

Prof. Dr., Istanbul Bilgi University

Ayşe Güner

Professor of Economics, Marmara University

Ayşe Hasol Erktin

Founding Architect, Has Architecture

Ayşe Sema Kubat

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University

Ayşe Suberker

Presenter, TRT World

Ayşegül Taşöz Düşündere

Project Coordinator, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

Azime Kocacık

Deputy Mayor, Çukurova Municipality

Azime Tezer

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University

Barbara Oomen

Project Leader, Cities of Refuge

Barış Salihoğlu

Lecturer, Middle East Technical University

Bart van Bolhuis

Consul General, Consulate General for the Netherlands in Istanbul

Bekir Ağırdır

Director, KONDA Research and Consultancy Company

Berrin Benli

Founder, NOVUSENS Smart City Institute & Board Member, Turkish Informatics Foundation

Bilal Eryılmaz

Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Burak Gürkan

Area Managing Director - Turkey & Central Asia, GRUNDFOS

Burcuhan Şener

Migration Policy Center Director, Marmara Municipalities Union

Bülent Açıkgöz

Public Sector Policies and Services Portfolio Manager, UNDP Turkey

Caner Cangül

Blogger, istanbulium.net

Bülent Özcan

Acting Director General for Financial Cooperation and Project Implementation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate for EU Affairs of Turkey

Celal Abdi Güzer

Founder, CAG Architectural Workshop

Cem Sorguç

Kurucu, CM Architecture

Cengiz Özdemir

MedyascopeTV & t/@kulturistan

Chris Webster

Dean of Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

Claudio Tomasi

Resident Representative, UNDP Turkey

Demetrios Papademetriou

Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow, Migration Policy Institute

Doris Gstach

Professor in Open Space and Landscape Planning, University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt

Dursun Yıldız

Founding Member & President, Water Policies Association

Dücane Cündioğlu

Writer & Thinker

Ebru Firidin Özgür

Assoc. Prof. Dr, Sinan Fine Arts University

Eda Ünlü Yücesoy

Assoc. Prof., Istanbul Şehir University & Researcher, Istanbul Şehir University Center for Urban Studies

Ekim Tan

Founder, Play the City

Ekrem Yüce

Mayor, Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality

Elizabeth Ferris

Research Professor, Georgetown University

Esra Boğazlıyan

Journalist, Habertürk

Emine Öğün

Architect, Emine Öğün & Mehmet Öğün Architecture

Emrah Engindeniz

Programme Management Officer, UN-Habitat

Enver Salihoğlu

Retired Governor

Erbay Arıkboğa

Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Marmara University

Erdem Ergin

Climate Resilience & Disaster Risk Management Advisor, UNDP Turkey

Erkin Erimez

Partner, ARGE Consulting

Erol Köse

Former President, Marmara Municipalities Union

Ersin Pamuksüzer

Founder, The LifeCo

Ertuğrul Onur

Chairman of the Executive Board, Ethics & Reputation Society

Ervin Sezgin

Marmara Region Local Government Consultant, RESLOG Turkey Project

Ezgi Küçük

Program Coordinator, Marmara Urban Forum

Fatih Pişkin

Secretary General, Istanbul Development Agency

Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet

Mayor, Izmit Municipality

Ferhat Emil

Chief Technical Adviser – LAR III Project, UNDP

Feyzullah Gündoğdu

Managing Director, Kayseri Transportation

Eser Atak

Deputy Secretary General, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality

Fikret Toksöz

Governance Consultant, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

Francesco Lembo

Project Manager, ACR+

Fuat Keyman

Director, Istanbul Policy Center

Gamze Çelikyılmaz

Senior Climate Change Policy Expert

Gaye Doğanoğlu

Vice President, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Geoffrey Payne

Housing and Urban Development Consultant, GPA

Gökhan Özertan

Professor of Economics, Boğaziçi University

Gökhan Sarı

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Göksenin İnalhan

Assoc. Prof. of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University

Görgün Taner

General Director, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

Gülcemal Alhanlıoğlu

Co-Founder, CRE Consulting

Gülden Erkut

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University

Gülüm Tanırcan

Assoc. Prof. of Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University

Güneş Cansız

Director, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Güngör Gülenç

General Manager, Bursa Water and Sewerage Administration

H. Murat Güvenç

Director of Istanbul Studies Center, Kadir Has University

Halil İbrahim Düzenli

Vide Dean of School of Architecture and Design, İstanbul Şehir University

Hasan Akgün

Mayor, Büyükçekmece Municipality

Han Verschure

Emeritus Professor, University of Leuven

Handan İnci

Rector, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Hatice Ayataç

Assoc. Prof. of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University

Hatice Çetinlerden

Corporate Communications Coordinator, Marmara Municipalities Union

Hilmar Tevrüz v. Lojewski

Councillor, German Association of Cities

Hitoshi Baba

Senior Advisor, JICA

Howard Duncan

Executive Head, Metropolis Canada

Hüseyin Keskin

Mayor, Sultanbeyli Municipality

İbrahim Akkaya

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bodrum Foundation of Health and Disabled

İbrahim Hakkı Yiğit

Founding Partner, Mi’Mar Architecture

İbrahim İçöz

General Manager, Tekirdağ Water and Sewerage Administration

İkbal Polat

Secretary General, Kadıköy City Council

İskender Pala

Writer

İlyas Demirci

General Manager, Sakarya Water and Sewerage Administration

İlhan Tekeli

City and Regional Planning Professor & Social Scientist, Middle East Technical University

İnan İzci

Local Governance Expert, Argüden Governance Academy

İsmail Gerim

Secretary General, Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency

Jaspal Singh

Senior Expert – IT and Development, UITP

Jawad Sardar

Director, SUM Global

Jerker Stattin

Director of International Affairs, SALAR

Julie Greenwalt

Lead on Cities and Nature-based Solutions, Global Center on Adaptation

Justine McIntyre

Communications Officer, Last Post Fund & Party Leader, Vrai changement pour Montréal

Kaan Yıldızgöz

Senior Director, UITP

Katharina Lumpp

Representative in Turkey, UNHCR

Kazım Gökhan Elgin

Founding Director, Istanbul Governorate Project Coordination Unit

Kelmend Zajazi

Executive Director, NALAS

Kemal Kirişci

TÜSİAD Senior Fellow & Turkey Project Director, Brookings Institution

Kenneth Heijns

Managing Director, AMS Institute

Kerem Yavuz Arslanlı

Assoc. Prof., Istanbul Technical University Institute of Social Sciences

Koray Velibeyoğlu

Professor of City and Regional Planning, İzmir Institute of Technology

Korel Göymen

Senior Scholar, Sabancı University Istanbul Policy Center

Kübra Par

Journalist, Habertürk

Lakshmi Rajendran

Senior Research Fellow in Future Cities, Anglia Ruskin University

Le-Yin Zhang

Professor of Urban Economic Development, University College London

Lokman Çağırıcı

Mayor, Bağcılar Municipality

M. Cemil Arslan

Secretary General, Marmara Municipalities Union

M. Murat Erdoğan

Migration and Integration Research Center Director, Turkish German University

M. Sinan Özden

National Project Manager, RESLOG Turkey Project

M. Tevfik Göksu

Mayor, Esenler Municipality

Mahmut Baş

Founder Director, Earthquake and Soil Investigation Directorate , Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Mahmut Şahin

Secretary General, Trakya Development Agency

Mahyar Arefi

Urban Designer & Professor of Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Texas

Marina Olshanskaya

CEO & Co-founder, AvantGarde Energy

Marion Guénard

Circular Development Officer, ICLEI

Matthias Finger

Swiss Post Chair of Management of Network Industries, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL)

Mazen AboulHosn

Emergency Coordinator, IOM Turkey

Mehmed Ali Çalışkan

CTO, Tekhnelogos

Mehmet Güllüoğlu

Head, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

Mehmet Murat Çalık

Mayor, Beylikdüzü Municipality

Mehmet Onur Partal

Project Director,Istanbul Development Agency

Turan Konak

Mesut Özcan

Director of Diplomacy Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Melis Oğuz

Coordinator and Presenter, Medyascope

Mehmet Siyam Kesimoğlu

Mayor, Kırklareli Municipality

Menaf Turan

Professor of Public Administration, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University

Mikdat Kadıoğlu

Professor of Meteorological Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Murat Aydın

Mayor, Beykoz Municipality

Murat Çolakoğlu

Partner, PwC

Murat Gül

Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University

Mustafa Çöpoğlu

Secretary General, East Marmara Development Agency

Murat Şentürk

Assoc. Prof., Istanbul University

Mustafa Erdik

President, Turkish Earthquake Foundation

Nathan Pierce

Head of Smart London Team & Programme Director of Sharing Cities, Greater London Authority

Ndeye D. D. Gueye

Managing Director, Dakar Urban Transport Council (CETUD)

Neeraj Kaushal

Professor of Social Policy, Columbia University

Nezhapi-Dellé Odeleye

Faculty Director of Research Students, Anglia Ruskin University

Nicholas You

Director, Guangzhou Institute for Urban Innovation

Nihal Perera

Professor of Urban Planning, Ball State University

Nikkole Mojica

Director, Hudson Yards Hell's Kitchen Alliance

Nuray Karaoğlu

President, KA.DER

Octavi de la Varga

Secretary General, Metropolis

Oğuz Babüroğlu

Holder of Arama Chair in Action Research, Sabancı University

Oğuz Haksever

Anchorman

Olga Chepelianskaia

Founder, UNICITI

Omar Kadkoy

Policy Analyst, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

Orhan Demir

Deputy Secretary General, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Oriano Otočan

President, European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA)

Osman Bayazit Genç

Managing Partner, MMI Eurasia

Ozan Sağsöz

Presenter of Culture History Talks, MedyascopeTV

Ömer Arısoy

Mayor, Zeytinburnu Municipality

Ömer Faruk Gençkaya

Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Marmara University

Nihal Eminoğlu

Dr., Çanakkale 18 March University & Migration Expert, IGAM

Özge Aktaş Mazman

General Director, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

Özgür Bingöl

Assoc. Prof. of Architecture, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Özlem Altınkaya Genel

Researcher, Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Özlem Ece Aydınlık

Director of Cultural Policy Studies, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)

Paul Knox

Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Paulette McAllister

Design, Heritage & Conservation - Founder, Joseph Hardy Design & Heritage

Piotr Barczak

Policy Officer for Waste, European Environmental Bureau

Rafet Bozdoğan

Head of Transportation Engineering Department, Yalova University

Rahel Belatchew

Chief Architect and Founder, Belatchew Arkitekter

Raif Mermutlu

General Manager, İSKİ

Recep Gürkan

President, Edirne Municipality

Regina Orvañanos

City Prosperity Initiative Technical Coordinator, UN-Habitat

Richard Grant

Urban Studies Director, University of Miami

Rod Regier

Commissioner of Planning, Development and Legislative Services, Municipality of Waterloo

Rory Nuijens

Innovation Attaché, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Istanbul

Rüştü Bozkurt

Economist & Researcher & Writer

Sadiye Bilgiç Karabulut

Head of Zero Waste & Waste Processing, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey

Sadun Emrealp

Team Leader, Town Twinning Project

Seda Özen Bilgili

Architect

Selahattin Yıldırım

Former Secretary General, Marmara Municipalities Union

Semih Şahin

Mayor, Bilecik Municipality

Serdar Yılmaz

Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank

Seyfettin Gürsel

Director, Bahcesehir University Centre for Economic and Social Research

Shannon McDaniel

Director of Data Strategy, The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy for Climate Alliance

Simten Birsöz İnanç

International Affairs and Fund Raising Expert, YERELIZ - Local Monitoring, Research and Applications Association

Slagin Parakatil

Principal, Mercer Switzerland

Şadi Yazıcı

Mayor, Tuzla Municipality

Şebnem Beşe Canpolat

Head of Demographic Statistics Department, Turkish Statistical Institute

Şerdil Dara Odabaşı

Mayor, Kadıköy Municipality

Şeyma Döğücü

Mayor, Sancaktepe Municipality

Taha Nusret Bozkurt

Disabled Assembly President, Zeytinburnu City Council

Tamara Nikolic

Operations Officer, World Bank

Tamer Atabarut

UN SDSN Turkey Co-Chair, Boğaziçi University

Tanju Özcan

Mayor, Bolu Municipality

Tarkan Oktay

Prof. Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University & Turkish Presidency Local Governments Policy Council

Tim Stonor

General Manager, Space Syntax

Turan Hançerli

Mayor, Avcılar Municipality

Uğur İbrahim Altay

Mayor, Konya Metropolitan Municipality

Uğur İnan

Mayor Advisor, Fatih Municipality

Uğur Tanyeli

Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Design, Istanbul Şehir University

Ulaş Akın

Lecturer, IGLUS - EPFL

Viviana Fernández Prajoux

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Faculty Member, University of Chile

Wakako Kishimoto & Mark Eley

Founders, Eley Kishimoto

Xavier Tiana

Head of International Relations, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

Vefa Salman

Mayor, Yalova Municipality

Yakup Peker

Project Manager, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

Yavuz Erdal Kayapınar

Director General of Spatial Planning, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey

Yiğit Evren

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Yıldız Technical University

Yoshiyuki Kaneda

Designated Professor & Executive Advisor of President, Kagawa University

Yunus Uğur

Director of Centre for Urban Studies, Istanbul Sehir University

Yurdanur Ünal

Professor of Meteorological Engineering, İstanbul Technical University

Yusuf Adıgüzel

Prof. Dr., Istanbul University

Yücel Yılmaz

Mayor, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality

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