Smart Cities


In the course of developments in the industry and trade, there has been an immigration from the rural regions to the cities where industrial and commercial developments have been initiated. In the first years of the republican era, three out of four citizens used to live in rural areas; now they live in urban settlements, under the influence of the immigration. Ever increasing population within urban areas has also brought the problems in the field of residence, infrastructure, transportation, training, health, security, environment and energy. The communal administrators have faced with the problem of providing smart solutions to these problems, while they should provide more sustainable living conditions in the cities. In the course of rapid development in information and communication technologies, “Smart City” solutions have been introduced for enhanced sustainable living conditions. These solutions are consisted of Smart City systems that are in conformity with each other, meeting the demands and involving state-of-art technologies. The only way to obtain smart solutions out of smart systems is to convert “Big Data” compiled from thousands of sensors everyday into value added information on behalf of the citizens and their managers.

The smart city is consisted from innumerable components, including human being as a principal element. The human being is the focus of the city and therefore, the intelligent person is the essence of the smart city. The intelligent person ensures the citizens to be conscious in the field of Smart City, dissemination and development of the Smart City applications. The brain of the Smart City is Smart Management. Smart Management ensures the services provided during the city management like e-Municipality to be more integrated, efficient and effective. By the help of the Smart Economy, M2M and similar technologies, the smart processes and real time data contribute to the development of the urban economy. Smart Mobility ensures more secure, comfortable and environment friendly travel opportunities for all kind of transportation modes. Smart Environment and Smart Energy that are interconnected with each others are indispensable for the sustainable cities. Smart Environment provides pollution management, waste management, source management, smart building and similar other environmentally sensitive services, while Smart Environment is distinguished with its innovative features, including renewable energy, smart counters, smart circuits and similar innovations that provide more efficient and environment-friendly solutions. The Smart Life, however, plays crucial role in supplementing health, security, training and similar other public services for the purpose of increasing the urban living conditions.

Upgrading its mission, vision and values in order to convey its 30-year experience in Intelligent Transportation into Smart City solutions; İSBAK will be Architect of Smart City in Turkey and throughout the world. With its planning, R&D and implementation activities in Intelligent Transportation Systems; İSBAK makes it possible the cities to be more secure, comfortable and green. Disseminating its experiences obtained in the field of Intelligent Transportation to cover other areas of the cities by the help of its Smart City solutions, İSBAK will obtain much more benefits within all other areas with its Smart City concept, compared to those obtained under the notion of Intelligent Transportation. By this way, Istanbul in particular, including other cities will be more secure, more comfortable, more green and sustainable with innumerable benefits provided by Smart City.