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More sustainable Istanbul


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A suggestion , solution for Istanbul city in Turkey to have a better sustainable classification, taking into consideration the last updates and reports

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More sustainable Istanbul

  1. 1. PROPOSAL FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE ISTANBUL Ahmad Alshaghel Student in sustainable built environment master University of Minho
  2. 2. ISTANBUL Location: largest city in Turkey Area: 5,343 km² Population :14.2 million
  3. 3. SUSTAINABILITY MAJOR CHALLENGES Major sectors consuming energy are the Transportation and the Building sectors
  4. 4. Transportation : Istanbul revealed as the most congested city in the world 2014
  5. 5. Transportation 2014 report results , Istanbul :  One of the largest cities in the world  Congestion Level: 58%  Congestion Level on highways 79%  Congestion Level on non-highways 50%  Delay per day with a 30 min commute 29 min  Delay per year with a 30 min commute 110 hr  Most congested specific day Fri, Jul 25, 2014  Total network length 11,230 mi  Total network length highways 249 mi  Total network length non-highways 10,981 mi  Total vehicle distance 91,364 773 mi
  6. 6. Proposal • Millions of people travel daily from the Asian side to the European one and vise versa. • European side=more workplaces • People tend to work in the European side and live in the Asian one. • Results : Large traffic jams and more waiting time= more energy used = more pollution
  7. 7. PROPOSAL : RUSH HOUR • Large Traffic jam results in more waiting and more pollution and less sustainable city • People leaves the work at the same hour around 5 • The same rush hour in a 14,2 M human city results in a long traffic lines
  8. 8. PROPOSAL :SUGGESTED SOLUTION • The suggestion has two levels and two features • First level is on the city level, Istanbul • Features are 1. First decrease the problem of rush hour by changing the time of it • People in each side of the city should have different leaving time (at least in public sectors) 2. Second decreasing the working hours in the Asian side to increase its the importance and decrease the traffic for the European side in the usual rush hour • This could be applied by changing the time from 5 to 4 for example
  9. 9. • The second levels are on the country level • People should have slightly different working hours on the country levels to decrease the peak power usage • For Example it could be worked that people in Ankara could work between 8 to 4 while in Istanbul it is from 9 to 5 • Each city will be treated according to the highest peak it take considering its characteristics (social and economical features) PROPOSAL :SUGGESTED SOLUTION
  10. 10. PREDICTED RESULTS • First it is predicted to redistribute the traffic cognition on more hours which will decrease the jams • More better distributed importance for both sides of the city which will improve the transpiration quality and improve the economical growth, better distribution = better economic performance • The feature of decreasing working hours may have some economical affect in the initial start, however, it supposed to be an encouraging steps for the labor sector to change its location which will lead to a better distribution on the city level • Improving the traffic routs should be done side by side by performing more infrastructure projects
  11. 11. REFERENCES • the-world-10149543.html • • • .