Renewal Agenda in Istanbul: Urbanisation vs. Urbicide


Günay Z.

ICONARP INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, vol.3, no.1, pp.95-108, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ICONARP INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-108
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The paper claims that the renewal schemes, which have been employed as an evolving model in resolving the urbanisation problem, are turned into the instruments of "urbicide" in Istanbul as a political "evolving" model of urban destruction. The concerns arising out of this change of emphasis encompass conflicts between theory and practice, as well as conflicts between marketing and planning, process and action, authenticity and diversity, users and owners, opportunities and threats.