Evaluation of urban regeneration issues for an early 20th century quarter : Kadiköy-Yeldeğirmeni

Tarkay, Guse
In the 60s, a new notion gentrification was used as a kind of residential transformation and gained importance in the 1970s and 1980s through the world. The notion used for the quarters invaded by upper income people and transformed to eloquent and expensive quarters after some renewal projects. This process is criticized because of some negative effects such as, displacement of old residents, increase of the prices in the area, appearance of conflict between the people of community and disappearance of social diversity. Different waves of gentrification caused transformations in some urban quarters of ıstanbul. Yeldeğirmeni, as an early 20th century historical urban quarter of Kadıköy, is a potential area that may face with the threat of gentrification in the coming years because of some properties like historical character of the quarter, location that is close to the Kadıköy center, diverse transportation facilities and the existence of pioneers and investors. Considering that sustainable settlements of a city upgrade the environmental quality and life patterns of the inhabitants, provide social unity between them, increase the social consciousness, this thesis proposes a sustainable regeneration model for Yeldeğirmeni to avoid gentrification. ıskele Street in Yeldeğirmeni is selected to make the spatial and social analyses in the quarter. According to these analyses, a pilot regeneration proposal which includes physical needs, physical interventions, functional decisions, social and environmental recommendations and average total cost is provided for ıskele Street. Taking into the pilot regeneration proposal of one street, some decisions are constituted for the regeneration process throughout Yeldeğirmeni.


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Citation Formats
G. Tarkay, “Evaluation of urban regeneration issues for an early 20th century quarter : Kadiköy-Yeldeğirmeni,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2010.