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Introduction Water was an important natural resource in the growth of early settlements. By having various features -a defense element, a source for agricultural production and trade, a means for transportation and industrial useswater offered many advantages for cities. Therefore, locations that existed on water’s edges, especially natural and protective harbors, became favorable sites for the foundation of ancient cities. So, contrary to contemporary condition, throughout the history, there was a close and integrated water-city relation.


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F. Baş Bütüner, “Waterfront Revitalization as a Challenging Urban Issue in İstanbul,” presented at the Waterfront Revitalization as a Challenging Urban Issue, 42nd ISoCaRP Congress, (2006), İstanbul, Türkiye, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://www.isocarp.net/Data/case_studies/792.pdf.