Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes
Panel #4: "Long-Term Recovery: Building Back Better (Part II)"

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

October 21, 2023 17.00

Antakya2 12 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 fourth panel 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 discuss conventional post-disaster planning strategies and building techniques, engineering seismology, and hazard assessment, with a focus on alternative approaches developed for Turkey and other countries. They will also address basic principles of regeneration projects that incorporate an overriding urban development vision, political commitment, and willingness to implement binding and structural measures. Key topics include the interplay between natural disasters and sustainable development, long-term post-earthquake planning guidelines and methodologies, sustainable urban and economic development in communities, and concepts of seismic evaluation, design, and retrofit of existing buildings and infrastructure in regions of repetitive earthquakes.

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.

Mustafa Abadan
, FAIA, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Founding Partner, Turkish Philanthropy Funds

Inanc Eray
(Istanbul) and Ferda Kolatan, CARRRE, Founding Members (New York City) and Kutan Ayata, CARRRE, Founding Member (Los Angeles)

Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Askan
, Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Civil Engineering; Executive Board Member, Earthquake Engineering Association of Turkey
Karim Elgendy, Urban Sustainability and Climate Expert; Associate Director, Buro Happold, Associate Fellow, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs); Non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute in D.C.
Dr. Yasuaki Onoda, Architect and Planner; Lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Vice President, Architectural Institute of Japan
Ülge Ugurlu, Senior Project Advisor and Local Government Expert, VNG International