Approaching a squatter settlement as a “place”: a study on Mollafenari and Ivazpaşa neighborhoods in Bursa

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2019
Berk, İkbal
Since the mid-19th century, squatter settlements have been seen as a crucial problem by governments because of the idea that the urbanization and modernization processes of have negatively affected cities. These areas have been perceived as a risk for the physical development of cities and the improvement of lifestyles of the society. Especially in the 21st century, urban transformation projects are introduced as the only solution to get rid of squatter settlements. However, it is observed that the cultural values, the collective memory, the community engagement, neighborliness relations, the traditional urban tissue and the architectural heritage are often ignored by the authorities who introduce such projects. In this thesis, it is argued that reassessment and regeneration process may be an alternative future path for such areas. To introduce values of these entities, Bursa Mollafenari and İvazpaşa neighborhoods are chosen as the case study, which are situated on the edge of the historical city of Bursa and the Uludağ mountain. In this study, the aim is to discuss a squatter settlement as a living neighborhood and a place with its potentials and problems and to enhance its architectural and social value for the community. In this regard, the need for a thinking and a detailed evaluation process before any possible elimination by a transformation project is emphasized on the example of Mollafenari and İvazpaşa neighborhoods.

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İ. Berk, “Approaching a squatter settlement as a “place”: a study on Mollafenari and Ivazpaşa neighborhoods in Bursa,” Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Architecture., Middle East Technical University, 2019.