|- Multi-directional Flows of People In One City: The Case of Istanbul 280 kb
|by Yazgi, Burcin | email@example.com
|Sensing the city of Istanbul with respect to the contradictions,
similarities and complexness of the flows of people to understand ‘the
city’ or what forms ‘the city’ by the help of some spatial representatives.
|Istanbul as the largest economic and cultural centre of Turkey is an urban
lab for varying flows of people. Under its cosmopolit structure, the city
of Istanbul is the hotspot to analyze the spatial, social, cultural and
political challenges happening parallel to the multi-dimentional structure
of these flows. As a city of conflicts and composites, the dynamics within
the city make it possible to have different dimensional approaches to the
city. For a better understanding of the city it is important to be aware of
the heterogeneous structure of varying flows of people.
Therefore, in order to evaluate the different aspects of these people flows
in Istanbul, some spatial representatives/places are selected to focus on
the changing physical, social, cultural and political patterns. Mostly with
a qualitative perspective, the forms and the properties of the flows of
people between varying spaces will be discussed.
While trying to understand the dynamics with a comprehensive approach
within the ghost spaces, lost spaces and cost spaces of the city-Istanbul,
the research is also trying to find the answer for the questions, what are
the real needs in a dynamic city? What is the interaction between these
flows or is there any? Is no border or no limitation what we are looking
for as a solution? Or do we need new policies or new trends to direct us?
As a brief conclusion, while trying to understand the relations and the
pattern of the flows in the city, it is recognasible that new spatial
cultures are added to the city cycle. As a result of these, the terms and
the concepts are changing in the city agenda and the city is just keeping
on getting more complicated day by day.
With this study, sensing the city of Istanbul with respect to the
contradictions, similarities and complexness of the flows of people, can
also help in understanding [simplequote]the city[simplequote] or what forms
The findings of this study can be helpful to any discipline related to the
terms people, space and place. The future research can focus on
understanding the dynamics of the flows within the city of Istanbul with
more spatial samples.
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2013: Frontiers of Planning - Evolving and declining models of city planning practice
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