Urban movements related to (re)production of urban space: debates on selected projects in İstanbul

Çobanyılmaz Öztürk, Pınar
Socially produced urban space is located at the core of contradictions and conflicts. Capitalist mode of production and its special relation with urban space introduced different bases for urban conflicts at every stage of capitalist relations. In the latest stage, market-led urban process has defined new roles for urban space. Particularly, (re)production of urban space on the basis of market demands and with the logic of commodification and privatization has established the foundations of current urban conflicts. And, urban movements as manifestations of urban conflicts, are also directly associated with the process of (re)production of urban space. As of 2000s, over-production of built environment with various projects, defined as privatization-oriented state-led projects in the study, has stimulated a noticeable amount of urban movements in İstanbul. Parallel to the change in urban conflicts in accordance with different stages of capitalist relations, dynamics and formations of these movements have transformed as well. Based on this argument, the study investigates contemporary urban movements together with process of (re)production of urban space. In order to explore dynamics and formations of these movements and introduce some concepts derived from urban space, various analyses and discussions are conducted over the city and over the selected cases from public space.


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Citation Formats
P. Çobanyılmaz Öztürk, “Urban movements related to (re)production of urban space: debates on selected projects in İstanbul,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.