Category Archives: Redevelopment

“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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Tarlabaşı Boulevard: preparing for demolition

Tweet Three weeks ago the bright yellow concrete barrier blocks were installed over night.  A few days later they were spray-painted with the ” Tarlabaşı” development logo  and the construction company “Gap İnșaat” to the side.  The workmen started changing … Continue reading

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Tarlabaşı eviction process underway

Tweet Small removal trucks dart along Sakızağaç Caddesi, the main artery cutting through the Tarlabaşı Yenileniyor project area, carrying elaborate piles of furniture, bags of clothing, carpets wrapped in cloth. Ali, who ran a tiny shoeshine store 50 metres off … 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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