Neighbourhood Patterns in Istanbul: From Historical Form to Manhattanization


Oruç G. D. , Ertekin Ö. , Dökmeci V.

ICONARP INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, vol.5, no.2, pp.172-190, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.15320/iconarp.2017.31
  • Title of Journal : ICONARP INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-190

Abstract

During the last century, the transformation of Istanbul's urban structure from monocentric to multi-centric and its rapid population growth resulted in neighbourhood patterns which are spread across a large spectrum according to their location and their cultural, socio-economic and historical backgrounds. In urban settings, the potential environment is reinterpreted by its users, and is realized through the application of the space and time-specific societal norms within the context of technological advances. The present study investigates the selected neighbourhood patterns from historical to westernized, modern, postmodern (gated) and Manhattanized forms.