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Restructuring urban space through city hospitals

Yücel, Eren Can
As it takes place in almost every part of the world, existing built environments and city centers are also being undergoing processes of hollowing out in Turkey. In that regard, city hospitals represent a new face in these hollowing out processes. Existing literature and debates in that topic often focus on financial and spatial impacts and consequences of city hospitals. Therefore, the emphasis is mostly placed on newly formed city hospitals and the spatial environment around them. However, limited number of attention is paid on those areas where the current public hospitals subjected to closure are located. In most cases, these areas have already been in decline and with the closure of these hospitals, the situation will be deteriorated. Launching from this point, in this thesis, while paying attention to certain aspects of newly emerging city hospitals, the main emphasis will be placed on these already troubled areas where public hospitals have been closed in the cities of Turkey.