Dr. Ahmet Cemil TEPEIstanbul Metropolitan Municipality - Deputy Director of the Department of Parks, Gardens and Green Areas
Dr. Tepe has 18 years of public and private sector experience in landscape planning and design. He works as an administrative and technical manager in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Parks, Gardens and Green Areas Department. He is responsible for the Istanbul green area management strategy document YAYSİS project, which is about Istanbul's 2050 green area vision. He also manages the PLAY ISTANBUL brand, which focuses on tactical urbanism studies and gamification of the city in Istanbul within the scope of the Istanbul Play Master plan. He is the chairman of the commission for national and international support funds that carry out various EU projects within the scope of ecologically based restoration, circular economy, clean green energy and tactical urbanism studies. In addition to all these, he conducts research to increase participation in support and volunteering in the management of green areas. Tepe, who has academic studies on green area management systems, quality of life and user satisfaction, has a doctorate degree in urban landscape planning.
“From a city with playgrounds to a playable city PLAY ISTANBUL”
Tactical urbanism studies are a new and missing subject in Turkey. In this context, new policies are being produced within the framework of the concepts of establishing child-space relationships, gamification, free play, flexible play and play value. The play is a local government initiative launched by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Department of Parks, Gardens and Green Areas) in Istanbul in 2020. This initiative has set the goal of making the city a play-friendly place. In this context, the play master plan has been prepared. The plan includes various strategies, actions and pilot projects based on 6 quality criteria. Various studies are carried out to promote the right to play games. With the vision of Play Istanbul, all of Istanbul is treated as a playground and the aim is to spread the play all over the city (on ferries, buses, stops, squares and streets). In addition, the transformation of all existing playgrounds has begun, taking into account both material and play value. In this presentation, tactical urbanism studies will be evaluated in terms of municipality, as an example of the projects carried out within the framework of the Play Istanbul vision.
(14:30 - 15:00)