Urban renewal in Istanbul: reconfigured spaces, robotic lives

@inproceedings{Karaman2013UrbanRI,
  title={Urban renewal in Istanbul: reconfigured spaces, robotic lives},
  author={Ozan Karaman},
  year={2013}
}
The article discusses Turkey's property-led residential redevelopment model. This entails the demolition of an existing settlement, replacing it with blocks of apartments (usually constructed on the exact same site and at a higher density), some of which are then made available to displaced residents for purchase via mortgage loans with long maturities. While the authorities promote this model of urban renewal as an innovative public housing policy, I argue that, far from being an exception to… CONTINUE READING

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