Evaluating success criteria of urban regeneration in terms of gentrification and sustainability: cases of Çukurambar and Kızılırmak neighborhoods

Durmaz, Büşra
Urban spaces and districts have continuously needed changes, regeneration and development. In order to respond this need, urban regeneration projects are implemented in urban areas. Some of these projects can be referred as successful and some others as unsuccessful. In this thesis, a generalization was made considering urban regeneration examples from the world, and criteria of gentrification of sustainability were selected for the case study area of the research. The cases of Çukurambar and Kızılırmak Neighborhoods are not compatible with the general perception that old residents in urban regeneration always lose. Particularly, regeneration in the neighborhoods is a process in which people win economically. In addition, these neighborhoods, which do not have considerable problems in terms of gentrification, have sustainability difficulties after urban regeneration. These difficulties were discussed in the research in terms of the indicators of transportation, identity of place and housing. In the process of the research, in-depth interviews carried out with the residents in the area and personal observations and experiences as one of the residents in Çukurambar Neighborhood were benefitted. As a result of these observations, experiences and in-depth interviews, the success and failure of urban regeneration were objectively evaluated.


The Political construction of urban development projects: The Political construction of urban development projects : the case of İzmir
Penpecioğlu, Mehmet; Keskinok, Hüseyin Çağatay; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2012)
Urban Development Projects (UDPs) have become hegemonic projects of redefining urban political priorities. The political construction of UDPs could not only be investigated through analyzing capital accumulation processes. To reveal how UDPs are politically constructed, this thesis investigates how governmental and non-governmental agents form a hegemonic block to mobilize hegemonic discursive practices and coercive-legislative mechanisms in the formation of UDPs. A Lefebvrian-inspired neo-Gramscian theoret...
Analysis of urban morphology in squatter transformation areas
Şahin, Mustafa Raşit; Yetişkul Şenbil, Emine; Department of City and Regional Planning (2014)
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 scal...
Evaluation of sustainability performance of urban regeneration projects: the case of the north entrance of Ankara urban regeneration proect
Korkmaz, Cansu; Balaban, Osman; Department of City and Regional Planning (2015)
Since the 1980s, many urban regeneration projects have been implemented in different kinds of urban areas, such as city centers, housing areas, old-industrial and harbor sites, historical heritage sites. During the last two decades, following the growing attention on urban sustainability, the link between sustainable development and urban regeneration has been strengthened. Urban regeneration projects are attempted to be integrated with social, economic and physical principles of sustainable development. Al...
Spatio-administrative dimensions of urban growth: the case of city of denizli
Yoloğlu, Ali Cenap; Şengül, Hüseyin Tarık; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2011)
It has been widely acknowledged that boundary problems resulting from urban growth is one of the persistent issues at the local level. At least three main problem areas have been identified: fragmentation of the planning system, inefficiency in the service provision and the scale of local participation. The main objective of this thesis is to analyze the restructuring of the organizational structure and statutes of local authorities in terms of boundary changes, amalgamation and annexation with reference to...
Do politics and ideology make any difference: an analysis of Dikmen valley project
Eren, Mert Anıl; Balaban, Osman; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2016)
Urban regeneration is the last part of a series of policies that are implemented to tackle the problems that cities face. The concept of urban regeneration has been evolved in relation to a series of social, economic and political change that mark different periods in historical context. There are both continuities and discontinuities between different periods of historical progress of urban regeneration. Urban regeneration projects are multi-faceted processes that require involvement of various actors in w...
Citation Formats
B. Durmaz, “Evaluating success criteria of urban regeneration in terms of gentrification and sustainability: cases of Çukurambar and Kızılırmak neighborhoods,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.