Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Quick urbanization has brought about many ghetto tenants, lacking and overburdened foundation and administrations and compounding air contamination. The pandemic will hit the hardest more than 1 billion ghetto inhabitants around the world, who experience the ill effects of an absence of sufficient lodging, no running water at home, mutual latrines, few or no waste administration frameworks, packed public vehicle, and restricted admittance to formal medical care offices. Numerous in that populace work in the casual area and are in great danger of losing their business as urban communities shut down. Critical reaction plans are expected to get ready for and react to episodes in casual settlements and ghettos.

The accompanying examination ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the expect to make urban areas and human settlements comprehensive, sheltered, strong and maintainable. These ventures and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.


 

Conveying the Past to the Future: Traditional Arts are Alive with ITU

ITU is keeping the local and international traditional arts alive with festivals, contests and seminars.

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ITU Profession for Everyone

ITU art institutions are sharing their profession and experince via open public activities.

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Heirloom Seeds into The Campus Garden

Cooperating with the Buğday Association for supporting the ecological life (est. 2002), volunteer students have started vegetable beds in the Taşkışla campuss, as a part of the project “Nature friendly Urban Gardens – Seeds to the Campuss” by Buğday.

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Scent of the History: Buildings of ITU Campuses

ITU with its three campus buildings from the Ottoman Empire era, provides a historical atmosphere to its students and to the public.

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Open Digital Innovation Hub

This research aims to build a self-sustaining house which will serve as an Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH) for the entrepreneurs and researchers.

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Socially Assistive Robotics in ITU as An Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

The Erasmus EMBOA project entitled “Affective loop in Socially Assistive Robotics as an intervention tool for children with autism” is a research and educational project that aims at enhancement of social robot intervention in children with autism with affective computing technologies.

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RoboRehab: Assistive Audiology Rehabilitation Robot

Another project called 'RoboRehab: Assistive Audiology Rehabilitation Robot', a TUBITAK 1001 project at ITU is to develop an affective robot companion for audiology rehabilitation and to test the system with the deaf or hard of hearing children.

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We are Going Beyond

ITU is taking responsibility in the public education.

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Sustainable Buildings of ITU

ITU thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Minimizing water use is one of the main objectives of the new constructions.

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Sustainable Gardening Minimizing Water Use in ITU

ITU prefers local plants in the landscape which does not require precipitation more than that in Istanbul. A new garden was established on the campus following permaculture principles.

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Promoting Conscious Water Use

ITU has a social responsibility project called Tears of Water (Suyun Gözyaşları in Turkish) aims to give free seminars and workshops to primary school students in order to increase the consciousness in water use.

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Solar Decathlon Africa: Zero Energy and Zero Waste Concept

A team has members from ITU and named as Bosphorus represented Turkey for the first time in Solar Decathlon Africa Competition. The team started the construction of the ReYard House Project with zero energy and zero waste concept.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

ITU thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical appurtenances are used in these buildings.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances

ITU promotes use of safe, economic and aesthetic lighting armatures with low energy consumption and energy-efficient appliances have been adopted in indoor and outdoor areas.

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ITU Green Campus Project

ITU has declared several ambitious targets and projects concerning increase the use of zero emission vehicles, pedestrians’ paths and bicycle roads.

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Affordable Housing in ITU

ITU has a Coordinatorship of Scholars and Dormitories to provide relatively cheap and comfortable accommodations especially for low-income students.

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We are Managing Our Waste

Waste production and recycling is controlled under Turkish Government and ITU policies.

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A sustainable Water Strategy Model: HIDROTURK

Shortly abbreviated as HIDROTURK, the project entitled “Development of Turkey-Specific Hydrology, Water Quality and Ecology Modeling Tools for Sustainable Management of Water Resources” is carried out by ITU in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

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ITU projected the first Super City of Turkey!

A team from ITU designed “zero energy, zero waste and self-sufficient ecological city that produces its own needs” in Eskisehir Kocakır.

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Protection of Species and Biodiversity

ITU conducts different works to maintain and extend existing ecosystems. In order to maintain the biodiversity in the campus, many experts and academicians in different fields are collaborating.

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