İsmail Ünal

Besiktas Municipality

Speaker in event(s): Opening Speeches, Future of the Cities
Born in Akseki, Antalya, İsmail Ünal is graduated from Department of Architecture in Fine Arts University in 1977. In 1980, he started to work as a freelance architect. He developed and realized many projects such as residential buildings, industrial buildings and factories mostly located in Beşiktaş. Thanks to these projects, he got the chance to get to know Beşiktaş and its problems better. In consideration of his duties, he traveled inland and abroad and during his journies he learnt a lot about urbanism, architecture and local administration.
Between 1992-1994, he served as the Board Member of Beşiktaş JK and as the Beşiktaş JK General Secretary between 2002-2004. He's been elected the Mayor of Beşiktaş for the last two election periods. He is also a council member of Union of Historical Towns since 2007.
Ünal, who lives in Beşiktaş for 25 years, is married with two daughters.
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