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

Ahmet İçduygu

Director, Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc)

Ali Faruk Göksu

Founder, Anatolian Design Atelier

Ali Osman Öztürk

Rector, Hitit University

Alim Arlı

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Istanbul Sehir University

Aniruddha Dasgupta

Global Director, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Argyris Oraiopoulos

Loughborough University

Aslı Ceylan Öner

Architecture, İzmir University of Economics

Aslı Deniz Helvacıoğlu

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

Ayhan Kaya

Department of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University

Ayşe Güner

Faculty of Economics, Marmara University

Ayşe Sema Kubat

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, İstanbul Technical University

Azime Tezer

Urban and Regional Planning Department, Istanbul Technical University

Barbara Oomen

Project Leader, Cities of Refuge

Bekir Ağırdır

Director, KONDA Research and Consultancy Company

Berrin Benli

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

Burcuhan Şener

Director, Marmara Municipalities Union Migration Policy Center

Bülent Özcan

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

Celal Abdi Güzer

Founder, CAG Architectural Workshop

Chris Webster

Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong

Claudio Acioly Jr

Head Capacity Building,
UN-Habitat

Demetrios Papademetriou

Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow, Migration Policy Institute

Doris Gstach

University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt

Dursun Yıldız

Water Policy Expert

Ebru Firidin Özgür

Teaching and Researching, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Eda Ünlü Yücesoy

College of Communications, Istanbul Şehir University

Elizabeth Ferris

Researcher, Georgetown University

Enver Salihoğlu

Erbay Arıkboğa

Faculty of Political Sciences, Marmara University

Ersin Pamuksüzer

Founder, The LifeCo

Ervin Sezgin

Marmara Region Local Government Consultant, RESLOG

Fatih Pişkin

Secretary General, Istanbul Development Agency

Feyzullah Gündoğdu

Managing Director, Kayseri Transportation

Fikret Toksöz

Governance Consultant

Francesco Lembo

Project Manager, ACR+

Fuat Keyman

Director, Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University

Gaye Doğanoğlu

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

Geoffrey Payne

Housing and Urban Development Consultant, GPA

Gökhan Sarı

Senior Partner, McKinsey

Göksenin İnalhan

Department of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University

Görgün Taner

General Director, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)

Gülcemal Alhanlıoğlu

Co-Founder, CRE Consulting

Gülden Erkut

Department of City and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University

Gülüm Tanırcan

Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University

Güneş Cansız

Director, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Güven Sak

Managing Director, TEPAV & Rector, TOBB ETU

H. Murat Güvenç

Director, Istanbul Studies Center, Kadir Has University

Hasan Akgün

Mayor, Büyükçekmece Municipality

Han Verschure

Emeritus Professor, University of Leuven

Hilmar Tevrüz v. Lojewski

Councillor, German Association of Cities and the City Association of North Rhine-Westphalia

Hitoshi Baba

Senior Advisor, JICA

Howard Duncan

Migration and Diaspora Studies, Carleton University

İlhan Tekeli

City and Regional Planner, Social Scientist

İsmail Gerim

Secretary General, BEBKA

Jaspal Singh

Senior Expert – IT and Development, UITP

Jonathan Woetzel

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.; Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative

Justine McIntyre

Communications Officer, Last Post Fund

Kaan Yıldızgöz

Senior Director, UITP

Kazım Gökhan Elgin

Founder Director, Istanbul Project Coordination Unit

Kelmend Zajazi

Executive Director, NALAS

Kemal Kirişci

Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University

Kerem Yavuz Arslanlı

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

Koray Velibeyoğlu

City and Regional Planning, İzmir Institute of Technology

Korel Göymen

Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University

Le-Yin Zhang

Professor of Urban Economic Development
University College London

M. Cemil Arslan

Secretary General, Marmara Municipalities Union

M. Ergün Turan

Mayor, Fatih Municipality

M. Murat Erdoğan

Director, Turkish German University Migration and Integration Research Center

M. Sinan Özden

National Project Manager, RESLOG Turkey Project

M. Tevfik Göksu

Mayor, Esenler Municipality

Mahmut Baş

Director, Directorate of Earthquake and Ground Research, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Mahyar Arefi

Urban Designer

Marina Olshanskaya

CEO & Co-founder, AvantGarde Energy,

Matthias Finger

Director, Istanbul Center for Regulation, Istanbul Technical University

Mehmed Ali Çalışkan

CTO, Tekhnelogos

Mehmet Güllüoğlu

Head, Turkish Ministry of Interior, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

Mehmet Onur Partal

Project Director,
Istanbul Development Agency

Mesut Özcan

Director of Diplomacy Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey

Menaf Turan

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University

Mikdat Kadıoğlu

Meteorological Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University

Mustafa Erdik

President, Turkish Earthquake Foundation

Neeraj Kaushal

Professor of Social Policy, Columbia University

Nikkole Mojica

Director, Hudson Yards Hell's Kitchen Alliance

Oğuz Babüroğlu

Holder of Arama Chair in Action Research, Sabancı University

Olga Chepelianskaia

Founder, UNICITI

Orhan Demir

Deputy Secretary General, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Omar Kadkoy

Policy Analyst, TEPAV

Ömer Arısoy

Mayor, Zeytinburnu Municipality

Özgür Bingöl

Faculty 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

Rahel Belatchew

Chief Architect and Founder, Belatchew Arkitekter

Richard Grant

Urban Studies Director, University of Miami

Rifat Ünal Sayman

Director, REC Turkey

Rod Regier

Commissioner of Planning, Development and Legislative Services (PDLS), Municipality of Waterloo

Sadun Emrealp

City Twinning Project Team Leader

Sahar Attia

Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design

Selahattin Yıldırım

Former Secretary General, Marmara Municipalities Union

Serdar Yılmaz

Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank

Seyfettin Gürsel

Director, Bahcesehir University Centre for Economic and Social Research

Slagin Parakatil

Principal, Mercer Switzerland Inc.

Taha Nusret Bozkurt

President, Zeytinburnu City Council Disabled Assembly & Member, Association of Municipalities of Turkey, Youth Assembly

Tahir Büyükakın

President, Marmara Municipalities Union

Tamara Nikolic

Operations Office, World Bank

Tarkan Oktay

Political Science and Public Administration, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Thierno Birahim

Managing Director, Dakar Urban Transport Council (CETUD)

Thomas Doxiadis

Architect and Landscape Architect ASLA

Tim Stonor

General Manager, Space Syntax

Viviana Fernández Prajoux

Faculty Member, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile

Wakako Kishimoto & Mark Eley

Founders, Eley Kishimoto

Xavier Tiana

Head of International Relations, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

Yiğit Evren

Department of City and Regional Planning, Yıldız Technical University

Yoshiyukki Kaneda

Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Kagawa University

Yunus Uğur

Director, Centre for Urban Studies, Istanbul Sehir University

Yurdanur Ünal

Department of Meteorological Engineering, İstanbul Technical University

Yusuf Adıgüzel

Department of Sociology, Istanbul University

Yücel Yılmaz

Mayor, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality

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