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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cities are pioneering society’s path towards progressive and sustainable systems. Municipality representatives, experts and researchers sit down to discuss transforming our cities into places of hope.


Part of the ‘Cities as Places of Hope’ series; a project launched in 2019 focussing on progressive city networks that are a key factor in the development for a positive narrative on the future of Europe. The GEF-19-01 Cities as Places of Hope project is carried out simultaneously in Belgium, Croatia, Spain, North Macedonia and Turkey.

About the Event:

Our roundtable aims to increase the dialogue between the actors in the city with each other and to develop a supportive, effective follow-up and participatory mechanism (network) for sustainable and green city planning.

The pandemic has had a massive impact on life in cities; during the lockdowns all around the world, we have once again been shown importance of liveable cities.

In this process, green areas that are accessible, comfortable and planned for everyone; cities accessible by bicycle and on foot; comfortable, climate-friendly and clean public transportation vehicles, city management demonstrating the existence of social support and solidarity opportunities became prominent needs for green cities.

In many cities, even if some of these opportunities are provided, they cannot be placed in a governance plan within a sustainable and standard framework. Therefore, in this event, we will evaluate the indicator standards for green cities and the capacities of city administrations with experts.


IMM Istanbul Planning Agency, Vision 2050 and Institute Istanbul, Istanbul Statistics Office, IMM Urban Planning Department, IMM Parks and Gardens Directorate, IMM Directorate of Transportation, IMM Department of Environment

The Foresters’ Association of Turkey, Streets Belong to Us Association, Center for Spatial Justice, Right to Clean Air Platform, Istanbul City Council Working Group on Climate and Environment, Sustainable Cities Network, 350.org Turkey


  • First session
    • Land Use, Sea and beach use, Water Management, Human Settlement, Transportation, Energy.
    • Networking and collaboration.
  • Second session
    • Jobs within green municipalism
  • Third session
    • Istanbul and its green visibility


This is a closed event

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of The Green Thought Association and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

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