22 Nov 2023
Transforming the Built Environment Symposium at ITU
“Transforming the Built Environment: Accelerating Circular and Digital Transition Symposium” organized by ITU Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture at ITU Taşkışla Campus on 21 November 2023 hosted those interested in the field.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
“ Transforming the Built Environment: Accelerating Circular and Digital Transition Symposium ” organized by ITU Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture at ITU Taşkışla Campus on 21 November 2023 brought together experts from the fields of architecture, engineering and construction industry. The symposium, organized in collaboration with ITU Architectural Design Computing Graduate Program and Napier University (Edinburgh), hosted scientific presentations focusing on the future of the built environment that is going through accelerated transformation via circular economy.
“The way to steer technological development is through interdisciplinary studies”
Our Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz, who attended the opening session of the symposium, emphasized that the symposium topic has a rich interdisciplinary content that brings together the academia, the business world and those interested in technology and said the following:
“As Istanbul Technical University, we see that interdisciplinary studies are becoming increasingly important both in education and R&D. At this point, it is especially important to emphasize the intertwined points of contact between architecture and engineering from the past to the present. In the coming periods, sectors that are closed in on themselves and reduce their contact with different fields will lose a great deal of blood. Sectors that follow a one-dimensional path, do not think eclectically, and are not disposed to interdisciplinary work will be left behind in this sense.”
The symposium organized with the support of British Council – Connect4Innovation: UK–Turkey Higher Education Institutional Partnerships Fund, included sessions where academic and current data were shared on various topics such as data-driven sustainable development, nature-based solutions for urban runoff, management of information systems in digital age, transition of earthquake disaster wastes into circular economy in built environment.