Residential preferences in Istanbul

Dökmeci V., Berkoz L., Levent H., Yürekli H., Cagdas G.

HABITAT INTERNATIONAL, vol.20, no.2, pp.241-251, 1996 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0197-3975(95)00060-7
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-251
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Since the 1950s, the provision of housing, services and infrastructure has not kept pace with the rapid population expansion of Istanbul. While some of the modern districts have become comparatively more attractive, the historic districts have lost population due to the deterioration of their neighbourhoods. These changes have created locational advantages and disadvantages which are reflected in the urban land markets and have resulted in intra-urban migration.