Expo 2026 İzmir promises to connect its past with a ‘nature-based’ future


İzmir Expo 2026, with its theme ‘Living in Harmony,’ is a mega project that is part of the longer-term city strategy. The third biggest city in Türkiye, İzmir, aims to integrate spatial, cultural and economic assets of urban and rural landscapes in the spirit of becoming a circular city. Traditional city planning results in urban rigidity, whereas İzmir deliberately facilitates healthy diffusion between urban and ecological sediments of life. The 2026 Expo is key in connecting the city’s districts and restoring urban green.

• Learn more about the Nature-Based Living Strategy of İzmir and Expo İzmir 2026.