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


Waite İ.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0739456x19898225
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Art Source, Avery, Communication Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Environment Index, Metadex, PAIS International, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: collaborative planning, decision-making process, dispute resolution, Istanbul, redevelopment, politics and society, power, URBAN REGENERATION, PLANNING-THEORY, GOVERNANCE, RENEWAL, REGIME
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.