Izmir is a Turkish city with roughly 4 000 000 inhabitants. Located in the west coast of Anatolia, it is the country’s third most populous city. The local climate is Mediterranean, with long and hot summers and relatively mild winters.
Izmir is one of the oldest cities on the Mediterranean sea, with thousands of years of history. It is deeply cultured and offers a variety of historical sites. Izmir is also a modern and dynamic economical centre. The local economy benefits from maritime trades and it is based on disparate types of activities, ranging from industry to transportation and communications.
With its large population, Izmir offers an opportunity to apply European re-naturing strategies to cities facing the challenges of the fast urbanizing world. The interventions will focus mainly on creating coastal resilience, green corridors and on decreasing the city’s temperatures. More specifically, the following initiatives will be implemented, grouped into four categories: