Cities and Diseases: Fighting the Invisible



Cities of post-politics: depoliticization of urban politics in the context of istanbul’s mega-projects
Özkeser, Serhan Cem; Birler, Reşide Ömür; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2019)
This thesis analyzes the process of depoliticization of the urban political space in different means. With the help of the urban post-political literature and Jacques Ranciere’s political theory, the thesis aims to evaluate the foreclosing moments in the urban space through discourses made by the state-elites in the Istanbul’s mega-projects, the Third Bosporus Bridge and he Istanbul Airport. It is argued that the mega-projects have also dramatic effects on the urban political space besides their tremendous ...
Cities and biodiversity: Perspectives and governance challenges for implementing the convention on biological diversity (CBD) at the city level
de Oliveira, J. A. Puppim; Balaban, Osman; Doll, Chrıstopher Nh; Moreno-Penaranda, R.; Gasparatos, Alexandros; Iossıfova, Deljana; Suwa, Akı (Elsevier BV, 2011-05-01)
City governments are fundamental to implement international environmental agreements, such as the convention on biological diversity (CBD). Even though many of them are not directly involved in the negotiation of international agreements, which are signed by national governments, most of those agreements are in fact implemented at the city level. The importance of city governance to tackle the challenges of biodiversity loss has increased as urban population has grown enormously in the last decades, particu...
City and collective memory: Urban projects in the Hacıbayram area.
Karababa, Özkan; Bilsel, Cana; Department of City and Regional Planning (2002)
City and Self in Three Accounts of Istanbul: Lorichs’ Panorama (1559), Le Corbusier’s Travelogue (1911) And Pamuk’s Memoir (2005)
Morkoç, Selen (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2007-6-01)
Three representations undertaken in this paper, on the contrary, highlight rich idiosyncrasy of self and other, partly through affirmation and partly identification of the “other”. Each case blurs and complicates the dichotomy of the object and the subject in its own way, which makes them significant to compare. They show that a humanism based on an interplay between subjectivity and objectivity has more potential in revealing cultural encounters through the eye of the individual. At this point, Said’s crit...
City as a field of cultural production; the case of Kadıköy district in Istanbul
Yalçın, Bahar; Şengül, H. Tarık.; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2019)
This thesis problematizes the cultural politics and field of cultural production in metropolitan cities in Turkey by focusing on the case of theaters in Kadıköy District in Istanbul by dwelling upon the argument that there are transformative relations and interactions among theaters, communities, local governments, citizen and public space. As oppose to approaches which handled them separately, in this study these actors and settings are explored in interaction with each other as complementary components of...
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T. Zorbay, “Cities and Diseases: Fighting the Invisible,” IGLUS QUARTERLY, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 4–7, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: