Urban policies on diversity in Istanbul, Turkey

Critical analysis of existing urban policy programmes and discourses in Istanbul, Turkey. Includes overview of political systems and governance structures, key shifts in national discourses, and approaches to policy over migration, citizenship, and diversity


Social networks and urban integration of Bulgarian Turkish immigrants of 1989 and after : the case of Yenibosna, İstanbul
Coşgun, Bülent; Ersoy, Melih; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2005)
In this thesis, it is aimed to investigate to what extent Bulgarian Turkish immigrants of 1989 and the following years, integrated to the urban life and to analyze the role of their social networks in this process. In this respect, demographic, socioeconomic variables and migration process, social networks and organized and political behaviour of the immigrants have been evaluated in a comparative perspective with Turkish rural migrants in order to understand their difference in urban integration levels. Ec...
Policy and Planning in the Age of Mobilities: Refugees and Urban Planning in Turk
Güngördü, Nazda; Bayırbağ, Mustafa Kemal (Springer, 2019-01-01)
This chapter discusses the challenges posed by Syrian refugee problem (a multifaceted “mobility” problem especially hitting metropolitan cities) on urban planning practices and discourses in Turkey. Here, we portray the refugee problem as a multiscalar one, where international, national and local authorities meet the challenge in different ways. The multiscalar lens allows us to detect how various problem areas (security, sheltering, etc.) have become intertwined and concentrated on urban areas after refuge...
Urban and Regional Planning in Turkey
Özdemir Sarı, Özgül Burcu; Uzun, Cemile Nil (Springer, London/Berlin , 2019-01-01)
This book presents an overview of urban and regional planning in Turkey. It discusses the fundamental topics and contemporary issues in the field. The book is organized in two parts and it includes 14 chapters. Chapter 1 is designed as an introduction defining the framework of urbanisation in Turkey, and the evolution of urban planning providing a background for the remaining chapters. In Part I, contemporary issues of urban and regional planning in Turkey are covered (i.e., new route taken by regional plan...
Urban transformation as political and ideological intervention in space: a case study in Diyarbakır
Taş, Dire; Mücen, Barış; Department of Sociology (2019)
This thesis examines urban transformation in old city center of Diyarbakır,Suriçiascase study to discuss thedifferent paths of urban transformation in Turkey. The studyargues thatalthough the phenomenon of urban transformation is predominantlydetermined by the economic reasoning of the neoliberal regimes, it cannot be reduced tothat. The main question of this study is that if the transformation of space in late-capitalism is directly linked with the rescaled position of the state in u...
Urban Planning Experience of Turkey in the 1930s
Keskinok, Hüseyin Çağatay (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2010-01-01)
Urban planning experience of Turkey in the 1930s constitutes a set of consistent policies and strategies. Establishment of a national economy and arrangement of the space of the nation-state were the main policies determining the major lines of policy-oriented urban planning experience in this period. Under this general political framework, the creation of a new capital and the establishment of industrial cities were the unique cases. These were seen as major means of regional development and interregional ...
Citation Formats
A. Eraydın, N. Güngördü, and İ. Demirdağ, “Urban policies on diversity in Istanbul, Turkey,” 2014. Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.12959.