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The dynamics of the differentiation of housing production in metropolitan areas: the case of Eskişehir

Aslaner, Arzu
The aim of this study is to determine the factors affecting the housing production processes in Eskişehir and the effects of these processes on the existing urban development dynamics. Similar to the growth trend across the country, there has been a growth in construction investments, especially in new housing production in Eskişehir after 2000. In addition, metropolitan districts, namely Tepebaşı and Odunpazarı, dominate the total new housing production in the city. In this regard, focusing on the period after 2000, housing production was analysed in various aspects in the metropolitan districts of Eskişehir and the factors triggering housing development were discussed within the context of supply and demand situation. The general condition of the housing market in Eskişehir was examined and it was investigated whether there is a difference in housing supply and demand between the districts. Furthermore, the reasons of the differences in housing production between Tepebaşı and Odunpazarı were revealed. To sum up, this study is intended to be a source to be used in making urban development decisions and to guide the future planning processes of Eskişehir city with regard to housing provision.