Analysis of urban morphology in squatter transformation areas

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2014
Şahin, Mustafa Raşit
The impacts and results of urban transformation has been discussed as an important issue in developing countries by different disciplines as political economy, urban design, city planning and urban sociology. Urban transformation projects in Turkey are mainly criticized since the main focus is about physical transformation. In this context, the aim of the study is to determine what quality of space is produced by urban transformation projects in Turkey. Urban transformation projects creates a different scale, scope and content of space that the environmental and structural quality generally rises with respect to squatter settlements. Urban morphology deals with the spatial structure and character of an urban area by examining its patterns and the process of its development. Furthermore, it gives clues about the social space constructed in the physical space. Two main transformation models has been implemented to solve the squatter problem in Turkey as the large-scale redevelopment projects and the partial implementation plans. In this study, via urban morphology and urban design analysis tool, the quality of spaces created through urban transformation projects are investigated by analyzing and comparing transformed areas in Turkey with an existing squatter settlement which is Antakya, Bagriyanik district. Keywords: Urban transformation, urban morphology, Antakya, Bağrıyanık District, Squatter settlements, Urban design

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M. R. Şahin, “Analysis of urban morphology in squatter transformation areas,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.