Smart Cities Transformation in Turkey

M Akiner
2016 International Journal of Contemporary Architecture   unpublished
The main purpose of this study is to define measures that need to be taken in order to transform cities in Turkey into smart cities. Integrated operation principles and the policies needed for putting relevant governance models into practice will also be determined. It is important to raise the awareness of the every individual against climate change and they must work to reduce greenhouse gas footprint. Beside all, urban activities are important factors for the increase of greenhouse gas
more » ... reenhouse gas emissions. Potential of CO 2 and CH 4 emissions caused by agricultural and livestock activities have been identified for this paper. As a result, an information society is generated by implementing smart applications. Smart applications within metropolitan areas and urbanization have to be prioritized and the planning for these implementations must be developed. Intelligent transport systems should be developed and the interoperability among the applications of different institutions must be provided. Smart applications in the fields of health, urban transport, housing, energy, disaster and water management has to be supported in accordance with the priorities determined by the regional development agencies. Production and commerce of high technology products needs an implementation of the necessary environment that involves citizens in innovation.