International Summer School „Sustainable Mobility – Made in IZMIR“, 13th - 20th August 2017

International Summer School „Sustainable Mobility – Made in IZMIR“, 13th - 20th August 2017

This year, the International Summer School on "Sustainable Mobility" will be realized in İzmir on August 13 - 20, 2017. The event is organized by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality in cooperation with İzmir University of Economics.

The International Summer School consists of lectures that are to be conducted with various study groups, field visits, technical visits and open public panels; all related to sustainable Transportation.

“Sustainable Mobility – Made in IZMIR” aims to introduce Izmir as the pilot city for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in Turkey. It is an opportunity to begin the development and implementation of sustainable transport policies in cities. Furthermore, the summer school will build a specialized communication network to enhance knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning.

It is anticipated that doctoral students, young academics and experts from the following fields will attend the summer school in Izmir:

  • Transportation and mobility planning
  • Street designs and application
  • City planning and design
  • Landscaping and open area architecture
  • Urban planning and architecture
  • Urban sociology and economy
  • Transportation psychology
  • Urban geography

To deepen the understanding and encourage exchange four working groups will focus their attention on following thematic focus points during the summer School:

  • Planning
  • Design
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Registration: If you wish to take part in the International Summer School Izmir, please send an e-mail to aslihankilic@izmir.bel.tr with attached summarized personal information (name, address, telephone, e-mail, training and current position). Registration to the International Summer School is free of charge. International and local transportation as well as the accommodation expenses of those who are accepted for participation will be covered by the Organization.

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