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.


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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.