ISTANBUL __ This city has witnessed the rise and fall of many progressive civilizations; from the early Hittites to the Persians, Lydians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, to the Ottomans. Remnants of each culture are still present in modern Istanbul, but the current population is facing a difficult challenge between balancing its past and building for the future. Who is faced with this demanding issue? Today, we were giving the opportunity to meet with Bimtaş, a consulting company that provides services under the Istanbul Directorate of Metropolitan Planning.
Bimtaş focuses on urban and regional planning, which is executed through strategic public services of regulations consisting of spatial, long ranged, and social programs. Through organized planning, it is possible to create environments that are risk free, healthy, and conserve natural and historic places.