Dear valuable participants devoted to the environment and health integrity of the cities we live in and working in these fields,
Welcome to the "International Urban, Environment and Health Congress", the first and only in its field.
The 1st International Urban, Environment and Health Congress was held on 11-15 May 2016 in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with the aim of bringing the parties together on a common platform on the theme of “Cooperation in Urban, Environment and Health”. Many national and international organizations including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, The Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa, Turkish Healthy Cities Association, Marmara Municipalities Union, Union of Municipalities of Turkey, ILBANK and the universities in TRNC have supported the Congress organized in cooperation with Gazi University and Adnan Menderes University. More than 300 participants followed the 1st International Urban, Environment and Health Congress and 122 proceedings were presented at the congress. This Congress, where people working in the fields of urban, environment and health came together for the first time, has become an event contributing to the realization of the goals and strategies of 2020.
Following the presentations and discussions held in the 1st International Urban, Environment and Health Congress regarding urban, environment and health issues; The Main Deliverables of the Congress have been determined as follows;
- Collaboration in the fields of urban, environment and health is essential.
- In order to attain cooperative action in all three fields, a working language is needed.
- Local administrations should establish the basis of cooperation.
- The International Urban, Environment and Health Congress must be held regularly.
In line with these deliverables; The 2nd International Urban, Environment and Health Congress will be held in Cappadocia on April 16-20, 2018.
The theme of the International Urban, Environment and Health Congress is "FUTURE CITIES".
Despite a technology that goes beyond dreams, the Earth, where opportunities to meet the basic needs have diminished, and the scientists working on these two opposing matters and working for “FUTURE CITIES” will be represented at the Congress. Today, in which mankind is planning on permanently settling into Mars by 2027, the future of the cities will be discussed.
You are invited to the 2nd International Urban, Environment and Health Congress to share our dreams about the healthy cities of tomorrow.
We will be glad to have you at the congress where we believe that you will have a pleasant time thanks to the surprise contents of the social program as well as the scientific program.
Prof. Dr. E.Didem EVCİ KİRAZ
Organizing Committee Coordinator