Conservation versus Regeneration?: Case of European Capital of Culture 2010 Istanbul


Gunay Z.

EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, vol.18, no.8, pp.1173-1186, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09654311003791234
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1173-1186

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to review different perceptions on the possible future role and impact of the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2010 Istanbul in enabling conservation to contribute to regeneration. The paper attempts to understand the vicious relationship between conservation and regeneration and it analyses the ways in which the ECoC event can resolve potential contradictions enabling conservation to contribute to regeneration by constructing an empirical study based on interviews and documentary research. It concludes with specific remarks in the name of attaining more effective and sustainable outcomes from the process both for Istanbul and Turkey.