Re-valorization of Valens Aqueduct and Its Water Supply Network in Today's Istanbul: Proposals for Action

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 16-12-2022 15:00 - 16-12-2022 18:00

After numerous guest speakers, fruitful presentations, engaging discussions, and an exciting field trip since the beginning of the course in September, we have come to the last week of the Water Heritage for Sustainable Cities Course.

This week at NIT Urban Heritage Lab, we leave the floor to our course participants. They will present their projects/proposals for the re-valorization of the Valens Aqueduct. Thanks to their varying academic backgrounds, they have chosen to focus on different aspects and perspectives for its re-valorization, such as circularity, sustainability, inclusivity, and public engagement. After the presentation of the project proposals, they will be discussed by Onur Atay (, Namık Erkal (TED University), and Suzanne Loen (LILA Living Landscapes, TU Delft) in a discussion session moderated by Mariëtte Verhoeven (Radboud University). 

NIT Urban Heritage Lab is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities. After the successful 2021 UHL course on Industrial Heritage, the Netherlands Institute in Turkey, in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU), Radboud University, LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development, and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul, offers a series of public webinars on Water Heritage for Sustainable Cities. These webinars address past experiences and current and future challenges of urban water supply. With a focus on Istanbul’s water heritage, the program explores how water heritage can act as a driver for sustainable development and raise awareness of contemporary water issues worldwide.

Date: 16 December 2022, Friday
Time: 3 pm - 6 pm (Istanbul time) / 1 pm - 4 pm (Amsterdam time)
The event will be online. The session will be in English.

Please register here for the event.