EXAMPLES OF SANAYI AND YESILCE QUARTERS IN ISTANBUL

Pelin Gökgür
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University – Faculty of Architecture

 

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to present the process by means of which squatter settlements emerged parallel to the process of industrialization, analyze the way the squatter settlements were gradually transformed pursuant to the laws, and to discuss squatter settlements that became as areas that have recently been included in the agenda of “urban transformation projects” of the recent Istanbul’s Strategic Plan. The squatter settlement selected for discussion in this study was the one that originally developed around an industrial area and later changed considerably as a result of “Urban Improvement Plans”. Today, the same area has become one of the most important Central Business Areas of Istanbul, thus occupying high-priced real estate.

KEY WORDS
industrialization, squatter settlement, urban transformation, Sanayi and Yeşilce Quarters

 

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SAJ Vol. 2, 2010, No. 2