Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Terzi Discussed the "Smart City"
Nov 06, 2017

ITU Faculty of Architecture Urban and Regional Planning Deputy Department Head, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Terzi clarified the "Smart City" systems on World City Planning Day on November 8: "The technologies used while establishing systems for urban development must be provided from domestic sources."


Work towards the application of the concept of the "Smart City" is accelerating. Faculty of Architecture City and Regional Planning Deputy Head of Department Assoc. Dr. Fatih Terzi stated that the municipalities should create a road map that would be compatible with each other and use domestic resources.

In the concept of the "smart city" aimed at solving the services that citizens need with various technological applications and devices, the system is described as one in which renewable energy resources are integrated alongside energy and water-saving resources. Our faculty member, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Terzi, stated that all these systems should be resourced from domestic sources and contribute to national economic mobilization. Emphasizing the need for priorities to be set, Assoc. Dr. Terzi, said:

"A roadmap is required"

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Terzi pointed out that the infrastructure of transportation, energy and water resources in cities should be considered as an integrated whole structure and pointed out that "Smart city systems work intensively on transportation, traffic control, improvement of public transportation lines, development of intelligent waste collection systems and other such systems. I would advise the municipalities that want to work in this area to create a smart city strategy guide. It will be a roadmap,” he said. Istanbul has already implemented several smart city applications in Turkey said Terzi’ stating "Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, hoping to take the lead on this issue can be an example for other municipalities and can share their experiences. Projects such as an intelligent traffic control center, electronic monitoring system, traffic density map service, intelligent waste collection systems have been implemented, even if they are fragmented."

Dr. Terzi stated that the use of domestic technology will be a great opportunity for smart cities in order to increase living standards in the future and to use natural resources more efficiently. In this sense, the smart city strategies that the municipalities will create should be domestic and national said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Terzi, noting that the Eskişehir Kocakır Ekokent Project will be an all-encompassing model.

Istanbul Technical University, the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning and local authorities across Turkey, are working on several large-scale and small-scale plans with very different layouts. Dr. Terzi said "The most concrete example of this project is the Kocakir Mevkii Campus in Eskişehir Odunpazarı, which was designed by ITU and proposed to the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning. It is a project in which smart systems are applied, with energy and water-saving systems, and at the same time a project integrating renewable energy sources."

About Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Terzi

ITU Faculty of Architecture Department of Urban and Regional Planning Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Terzi has, since 2002, been working on urban modeling, urban transformation, design and planning of sustainable residential areas. He is a member of the executive team for the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning for the "Development of Planning Principles and Criteria for Urban Transformation Projects." Dr. Fatih Terzi also provides consulting services for the Istanbul Environmental Plan Revision and Urban Transformation Master Plan within the scope of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.