Home and street: Relationships of home-street in squatter settlements and urbanization

Turgut H., Aksoy M., Paker Kahvecioğlu N., İnceoğlu A., Saglamer G.

International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, vol.20, no.4, pp.289-297, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Name: International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Compendex
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-297
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Urbanization in Turkey, just as in other developing countries, is a continuing process and is related with the rapid physical and social-cultural changes of the home environment. Within this process of change, squatter settlements develop in metropolises as a continuum of traditional-rural life styles. At the beginning of urbanization, squatter settlement patterns reflect the physical and socio-cultural characteristics of the original settlements of users changing with time from rural patterns to urban, or a kind of urban, patterns. Socio-cultural, political and economical changes have great effects on this transformation process. This paper aims to examine the interactions between cultural, behavioral, economical factors and spatial changes by analyzing relations between public and private spaces. In this context, various settlement patterns obtained from field studies by researchers will be analyzed. The first part includes a theoretical framework explaining dialectic oppositions in home and relationships between spatial, socio-cultural, behavioral and temporal dimensions. The second part focuses on an analytical study where culture-space interactions in rapidly urbanizing Turkey are analyzed social and spatial oppositions.