Happening Now: 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium
The conference is being hosted April 6-8, 2011 in Kocaeli, Turkey. Photo via Sustainable Transport Symposium.

The conference is being hosted April 6-8, 2011 in Kocaeli, Turkey. Image via Sustainable Transport Symposium.

Leaders in sustainable transport from around the world are exploring urban transportation solutions at the 2011 Sustainable Transport Symposium beginning today in Kocaeli, Turkey. The three-day event is hosted by the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, with the support of the Union of Municipalities of Turkey and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog). Attendees of the first-of-its-kind conference in Turkey include local decision-makers and technical experts from 75 cities with a population greater than 95,000 people.

Speakers include Habib Soluk, Minister of Transport Mehmet; Ercan Topaca, Governor of Kocaeli; İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, Mayor of Kocaeli; Kadir Topbaş, President of Turkish Municipalities Association; and Nicholas Bromley, Interim Director of the U.K.-based Transport Knowledge Transfer Network.

Other speakers will include Sibel Bulay, EMBARQ Turkey Director; Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ Director of Research and Practice; and Yorgos Voukas, Director of Integrated Transport Systems at EMBARQ/CTS-México. Bulay will speak on sustainable transportation policies and projects, Hidalgo will speak on bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, and Voukas will speak on Mexico’s Metrobus and Macrobus BRT systems.

To see the full agenda, visit the official event website: www.surdurulebilirulasim.org

The conference is also being streamed live: http://www.tbbtv.gov.tr

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