WIT Press


Kartal Urban Regeneration Project: Challenges, Opportunities And Prospects For The Future

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC100481

Volume

129

Pages

12

Page Range

571 - 582

Published

2010

Size

1,880 kb

Author(s)

A. Kocabas

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyse the evolution of urban regeneration in the Kartal District in Istanbul and assess prospects, in the context of changing national and metropolitan policies and programmes. Therefore, the paper analyses the recent planning activities in the District, which include: the preparation of a strategic development framework prepared by John Thompson and Partners, working with District Municipality planners; an international urban design competition won by Zaha Hadid; and a formal 1:5000 Master Plan prepared by the GIMM. The outcomes of this planning and design activity are not yet clear. However, there is a danger that the proposed metropolitan subcentre will accommodate offices, hotels and housing for middle and higher income groups, in gated developments isolated from the surrounding poor neighbourhoods which will not benefit from all this investment. The paper concludes by outlining an alternative derived from the application of the principles of sustainable regeneration. Keywords: urban and neighbourhood regeneration, sub-regional centre, strategic development framework, sustainable regeneration. 1 Introduction Kartal is a District Municipality in the south-east sector of the Greater Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (GIMM) on the Anatolian side of the city, fig. 1. The regeneration of Kartal is an important component of the evolving plans and programmes for the development of Istanbul as a world city. The current urban conditions in the municipality present both challenges and opportunities for policy makers. The aim of this paper is to analyse the evolution of urban

Keywords

urban and neighbourhood regeneration, sub-regional centre, strategic development framework, sustainable regeneration