Evaluating and reducing earthouake risks of swatter settlements in Istanbul

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Gokmen G., Yuksel Y. D., Erkok F., Alkiser Y., Keskin B.

OPEN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL, vol.31, no.1, pp.116-124, 2006 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, ICONDA Bibliographic
  • Page Numbers: pp.116-124
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In Turkey, the process of squatterisation can best be traced to the increase in its urban population from 24 percent in 1950 to 59 percent in 2000. In the periods up to the present, the prevention, improvement and renewal of squatter settlements were not achieved within the existing legal framework and planning structure; and their urban quality has been degraded.