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The aim of this article is to determine the basic principles of a theory to cover the most prominent problem witnessed in the physical dimension of the urbanization process, namely "squatter housing" and "marginal sector" of underdeveloped countries which lives in this type of housing. First, we shall review the theoretical background for viewing urbanization in developing countries and then take a new stance for examining the interrelationships in economic and physical space in the formation of squatter housing. Using our basic hypothesis that relations in economic space are the main determinants for patterns and relationships in other spaces, we shall draw on the results of a survey conducted by the author in Giiltepe, a squatter housing district in Istanbul, to trace retrospectively the interplay between job mobility and housing.