Istanbul, Turkey

With more than 450,000 inhabitants, Kadıköy is one of the central districts of the metropolitan area of Istanbul and also one of the “Follower cities” involved in the MAKING-CITY project. 

Hasanpaşa and Caferağa are the two districts selected to replicate the PED approach developed in MAKING-CITY.


As one of the signatories of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Kadıköy aims at reducing its carbon gas emissions by 20% in 2020, and by 40% in 2030 (2015 Paris Agreement). Two highly urbanised neighbourhoods have been selected to replicate the PED concept developed in the MAKING-CITY project: Hasanpaşa and Caferağa. 

Main actions to replicate the PED concept carried out in the MAKING-CITY project are:

  • the retrofitting of buildings (windows, high efficient insulation…)
  • the installation of solar panels on the roofs of some buildings and car parks
  • the use of solar thermal panels to produce hot water