In the Wake of a Local Government Initiative: Istanbul Küçükçekmece: Urban Regeneration Project
Published at: 23 March 2012
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-- WIT Press -- In the Wake of a Local Government Initiative: Istanbul Küçükçekmece: Urban Regeneration Project
Editors: S. RAMAZANOĞULLARI TURGUT, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey and E.Ç. CEYLAN, Küçükçekmece Municipality Planning Department, Turkey
Description: This book is the first and, so far, only publication to elaborate on all the stages of one of the many “Urban Regeneration” projects implemented in Turkey in recent years.
To date, especially in the western world, a large number of scientifically significant books have been released on some such initiatives (mainly in the UK), yet there has been no widely disseminated volume on Turkey’s approach and project-building methodologies. Unlike in the Western world, urban regeneration in Turkey is a means to overcome the challenges created by the growth of unauthorised housing. In the case of Turkey this publication will serve as a step in developing more publications, as well as present the reader with an example for comparison.
The authors detail the operation and management processes of the municipality where the initiative is taking place, in addition to the people involved and the duties they have taken over. The book not only examines the “Küçükçekmece Ayazma-Tepeüstü Urban Regeneration” project, but it also gives a clear account of the positive and negative aspects of the process.
ISBN: 978-1-84564-630-1 eISBN: 978-1-84564-631-8 Pages: 176 Price: £80.00 Subject: Sustainable Development
Contents: - CHAPTER I: Getting to know Küçükçekmece - CHAPTER II: The concept of Urban Regeneration and the AyazmaTepeüstü Urban Regeneration project
Audience: Academics, government officials, local administrators, professionals and students specializing in Urban Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Urban Management, Planning Management, and Public Management.
The book has broad appeal but will also be particularly useful for the governments of countries that suffer from the same or similar irregular and unplanned urbanization patterns as Turkey and wish to implement urban transformation solutions as an instrument to overcome such problems. The example of Turkey will be useful to those working on plans for other countries. It should be noted that, the problems of unplanned urbanization in such countries barely show significant resemblances to those in developed countries.
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