Category Archives: Guest Post

“It is buildings, not earthquakes, that kill people”

Tweet Today’s Letters Page from the Guardian includes a thought-piece on the need to create a social rental housing sector in Istanbul stimulated by Constanze’s Guardian article last Friday on the construction sector boom in Istanbul; featured here. The two … Continue reading

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(No) Papertigers

Tweet [This is a follow-up to the excellent work of photojournalist Sebastian Meyer last week and Kamaran Najm that we will host next week.] The recycling workers in Tarlabaşı recently made the headlines for their generous aid to victims of … Continue reading

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Why a city should embrace its slums. An interview with David Smith

Tweet “The city does not exist that has no poor people” Earlier this year during the TOKI Housing Convention 2011,  we interviewed David Smith in Tarlabaşı where he talked to us about the importance of catering to all income groups … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Payne on gecekondu areas in Ankara

Tweet In this podcast, Geoffrey discusses the gecekondu (“overnight home”) districts of Ankara. From the late 1970’s up to 2005; Geoffrey has studied the development of gecekondu in Ankara and the lessons and opportunities they provide for other countries concerning … Continue reading

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