Rountable: New Perspectives of Data Ecosystem for Sustainable City, Izmir
27 April 2023
IzQ Girişimcilik Merkezi, İzmir
The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, has been focusing on one concept of sustainable cities every year since 2016 as part of the “Supporting Sustainable Cities” program. In the 8th year of the program the “New Perspectives of Data Ecosystem for Sustainable City” project, brings together the stakeholders of cities that may be related to data ecosystem, with a focus on disaster data, to share experiences and discuss how cities can be made more resilient to disasters.
The first roundtable meeting of the project was held in Izmir, with the participation of data-driven disaster governance related stakeholders from civil society, academia, local government and private sector. During the meeting, participants discussed how data is collected, used and shared before, during and after disasters, and made suggestions on how to improve the data ecosystem based on the experiences of the Izmir earthquake in 2020 and on their experience of aid management for the 2023 earthquakes.