Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes
Panel #3: "Long-Term Recovery: Building Back Better"

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

September 30, 2023 17.00

Antakya Antakya, Türkiye, 2023 (Fotoğraf: Ingrid Woudwijk)<br />
Antakya, Turkey, 2023 (Photo: Ingrid Woudwijk)

Walk-in Cinema and Online

Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes is a series of panel discussions curated by Collective Action for Readiness, Recovery, and Resilience (CARRRE), a collective of US-based Turkish-American architects and academics, to provide an international platform for learning, debate, and actionable projects.

The third panel in the four-part series, “Long-Term Recovery: Building Back Better,” will focus on the challenges and opportunities that arise in connection with the long-term, large-scale planning initiatives and resilient rebuilding of cities and communities in post-earthquake areas. The speakers will address conventional post-disaster planning strategies and building techniques, rapid damage assessment tools developed through AI, and alternative approaches developed for Turkey and other countries. Key topics include the interplay between natural disasters and sustainable development, consideration of long-term post-earthquake planning guidelines and methodologies in Turkey, concepts of seismic evaluation, design, and retrofit of existing buildings and infrastructure in regions of repetitive earthquakes, basic principles of regeneration projects that incorporate an overriding urban development vision, political commitment, and willingness to implement binding and structural measures.

Organized by AIA New York | Center for Architecture Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee and Collective Action for Readiness, Recovery, and Resilience (CARRRE) in collaboration with Salt, this free-admission program is open to everyone. The panel will be held in English and simultaneous translation to Turkish will be available online. Please register here for online participation. No registration is required to attend the panel in the Walk-in Cinema.

Nizam Kizilsencer
, CARRRE, Founding Member (New York City) and Koray Duman, CARRRE, Founding Member (Istanbul)

Prof. Dr. Osman Balaban
, Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of City and Regional Planning
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Cem Çelik, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Architecture, Structural & Earthquake Engineering
Ebru Gencer, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Founding Exec. Director of Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (CUDRR+R); World Bank, Senior Urban Resilience Adviser
Ertuğrul Taciroğlu, F.ASCE, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Chair