After extensive explorations and field trips in both Turkey and Holland the Turks found themselves impressed by the Dutch approach, especially the Room for the River Program. The final decision to collaborate was made in June when the Beykoz Riva Tourism Development and Investors Association, an association of local entrepreneurs in which the municipality is also represented, signed an agreement with the IABR.
Landscape Park Beykoz
On 3 and 4 July 2013 the first workshop lead by H+N+S took place in Beykoz and an initial but substantial step was taken towards the integrated area development of Landscape Park Beykoz. The partners laid the foundation for a unique project that, after the project in Arnavutköy, will yet again introduces integral area development in Turkey, an approach that goes beyond the technical and which strives to develop solutions for the water issues in conjunction with new plans for the revitalization of the rural areas and the further ecological and leisure development of the Riva basin.