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WRI works to advance access to information and develop sustainable transport solutions in Turkey. Learn more about our Access Initiative and EMBARQ program.

Gülcan Orak

Project Assistant, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Gülcan started working at WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities as Project Assistant in April 2016. As an urban planner, she will assist in non-motorized sustainable urban transportation projects (...

Meltem Bayraktar

Building Efficiency Technical Advisor, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Meltem is the Building Efficiency Technical Adviser with WRI Turkey for Sustainable Cities where she is currently involved in supporting The SE4ALL Building Energy Efficiency Accelerator (BEA)...

Tuğçe Üzümoğlu

Project Assistant

Tuğçe started as Project Assistant at WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities in October 2015. As an environmental engineer, she assists in the projects on building efficiency, air quality and public health...

Merve Aki

Urban Planner, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Merve Akı is an Urban Planner at WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities. She works to improve public space and public life in Istanbul.

Previously, Merve worked as a researcher at Mimar Sinan Fine...

Cities already house half of the world’s population and are expected to add an additional 75 million people each year. The rapid growth of cities, especially in the developing world, presents enormous opportunities and challenges to ensure that growth is equitable and sustainable.

The upcoming World Urban Forum (WUF7), organized by UN-HABITAT, will address the ways cities can become more sustainable and livable for all residents.

Celal Tolga Imamoglu

Road Safety Projects Manager, WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities

Celal Tolga Imamoglu is a Road Safety Projects Manager at WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities with a focus on public transportation, bus rapid transit (BRT), cycling infrastructure design, traffic...

The world's cities are about to get a lot busier. Today, more than 50 percent of the global population lives in cities; by 2050, that figure will have risen to 75 percent.

This mass migration to cities could result in crowded streets rife with air pollution, traffic accidents and congestion. Or it could see a boom in clean, compact urban centres with safe, healthy communities. The way the world's cities operate in the future will be shaped by how they are designed and developed now.

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