Integrated evaluation of urban regeneration projects: case study of Sulukule neighborhood in İstanbul

Hokmabad Ghoshouni, Samira
The rapid increase of population and urbanization as well as many other contextual factors has led to the urban decline phenomenon. Under rubrics such as urban transformation, the urban regeneration projects have been one of the widely and frequently utilized approaches, which perpetuated within the recent decades to cope with the phenomenon, and this includes both the developed and the developing countries. However, there always have been different arguments and criticism about the aim and the outputs of these projects, which may pose questions such as: how far are these interventions meeting their promising results? Urban regeneration literature suggests that a regeneration project requires a collaboration of several main components including physical, environmental, economic and social improvements to achieve desired results. Thus, it is possible to argue that there should be a balance among collaboration of several factors to meet the desired goals a regeneration project is aiming to achieve. This is referred as an integrated approach in this thesis. The main concern of this thesis is to address the possible aspects of incompatibilities between expected and real outcomes of regenerated projects in Turkey, particularly in Sulukule neighborhood in Istanbul, and in parallel to that it aims to extract the essential components of urban regeneration projects. This thesis proposes that as there is not just one single cause for decline and deprivation of urban areas in terms of both social and physical aspects then urban regeneration projects needs to be addressed in different manners. Accordingly, development of an integrated approach to both identify the causing aspects of the decline phenomenon and the possible socio-physical solutions within the scope of urban regeneration projects can enhance the result of these projects.


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Citation Formats
S. Hokmabad Ghoshouni, “Integrated evaluation of urban regeneration projects: case study of Sulukule neighborhood in İstanbul,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.