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The Effects of Gentrification on Cultural Identity: A case study in İstanbul, Sulukule
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Spatial Planning.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Kentsel Dönüşümün Kültürel Kimlik Üzerindeki Etkileri : Durum Çalışması, İstanbul, Sulukule (Turkish)
Abstract [en]

Gentrification is a formation that demonstrate the revitalisation of urban areas where local inhabitants is displaced and force to move other districts. In the last years, there are several debates about positive and negative consequences of revitalisation projects. This paper discusses the effects of gentrification researched through an analysis and perspective on changes in a given district. It underlines the influences of alterations on the cultural landscapes and cultural identities. Focusing on the historic neighbourhood of İstanbul, Sulukule as a case study, this thesis analyses the change on character of a region with particular attention to the shifts of identity of a district. The aim is examining the role of gentrification on cultural identity, its effects, project process and consequences for neighbourhoods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
gentrification, cultural identity, cultural landscape, sulukule
Keyword [tr]
kentsel dönüşüm, kültürel kimlik, kültürel peyzaj, sulukule
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Architecture Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10544OAI: diva2:852913
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FM2585 Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Spatial Planning with an emphasis on Sustainable Urban Planning
Educational program
FMAHS Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning
Available from: 2015-09-11 Created: 2015-09-10 Last updated: 2015-09-11Bibliographically approved

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