Burak Taşdizen
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World Design Talks: Traffic Congestion

World Design Talks Istanbul, 24 June 2016.
ATÖLYE, Istanbul. 
Taken from World Design Organization’s related web page. 

World Design Organization, former ICSID, held its first World Design Talks in Istanbul under the title of "Urban Mobility: Traffic Congestion". The event is the first of World Design Talks series and was hosted by Istanbul Institute of Design - OzU / İID at ATÖLYE İstanbul, coordinated by Prof. Alpay Er and Burak Taşdizen, and kindly supported by the Turkish Federation of Furniture Business Associations (MOSFED). Forty participants including design academics, industrial designers, architects, and representatives from non-governmental organizations gathered in Istanbul on 24 June 2016 for World Design Talks Traffic Congestion to identify existing problems and to propose solutions to Istanbul's traffic congestion. The aim of the event was to engage local design communities during the process of identifying a local problem with global relevance, so that the knowledge produced at the event could be further used in other regions of the world.

Using a design perspective, they addressed the crux of the problem in the short, mid- and long-term. They explored sustainable and public transportation alternatives, including improvements to the dolmuş (pronounced “dole-moosh”), a responsive mini bus, which is locally generated, flexible, and demand-driven. They discussed behaviour changing campaigns, digital technologies and signage to better navigate traffic, as well as improved use of the seaways, pedestrian accommodations, and bicycle systems.

Read the report here
Read the summary here


World Design Talks Istanbul: Urban Mobility and Traffic Congestion was organized by World Design Organization, coordinated by Prof. Alpay Er and Burak Taşdizen of Özyeğin University Department of Industrial Design, and hosted by ATÖLYE.