A Critical evaluation of the urban transformation in Çukurambar, since the late 1980s

Ajazi, Gerta
The primary purpose of this study is to put forward a critical examination on the urban transformation of Çukurambar district in the last three decades, under the forces of changing political, administrative, economic and social structure of the city. The fragmented structure of the neighborhood which resulted from the insufficient policies regarding the planning procedures in Turkey, is an inevitable problem which should be dealt with and the urban renewal plans prepared for Çukurambar should be investigated in regard to spatial aspect of the urban land. Being an important neighborhood of Ankara, Çukurambar is examined thoroughly in terms of its urban environment and social-spatial relations after the transformation processes. By inquiring the successive stages of development since the 1980s it will be possible to understand how once a squatter house area was rapidly transformed into a mix of luxury residential areas, governmental buildings and business enterprises. It is crucial to consider Çukurambar's transformation process because since its renewal period occurred just recently and it is still an ongoing process, it can be considered as a current mode of space production in Turkey.


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Citation Formats
G. Ajazi, “A Critical evaluation of the urban transformation in Çukurambar, since the late 1980s,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2015.