Power Differentials in Istanbul Redevelopment Practices: Toward a More Collaborative Decision-Making Process


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JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0739456x19898225
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Özet

This article examines two urban redevelopment projects in Istanbul in an attempt to address the gap between literature and real-life planning practice in their understanding of power relations and imbalances in collaborative forums. Based on insights from informed practitioners, residents, and activists, it presents the realities-project stories, actors and their perceptions, motives, influences, and lessons-faced in gecekondu renewal and earthquake-based regeneration processes. It suggests a set of redevelopment strategies and responses that highlight democratic and collaborative criteria to overcome power-related challenges and foster a more just redistribution of power.