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Site Management Process And Urban Renewal In Istanbul: Historical Peninsula


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859 - 868




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WIT Press


S. Turgut


Site management has become a matter standing out in our country in recent years. The Historical Peninsula, the most remarkable site with the ongoing implementations in this process was proclaimed a Historic Site by the Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation Board in 1995. The Historical Peninsula, having an important role in the Istanbul Metropolitan Area, was subjected to new organization by Law No. 5226 \“Amendment to Cultural and Natural Heritage Conservation Law and Various Other Laws” which was enacted in 2004 Accordingly, new concepts including \“Management Area”, \“Management Plan” and \“Conservation, Implementation, Audit Bureau” were defined by the law. Parallel to this restructuring process, the entire area of the Historical Peninsula was proclaimed for renovation, pursuant to Law No. 5366 on the ‘Preservation by Renovation and Utilization by Revitalizing of Deteriorated Immovable Historical and Cultural Properties’ which came into force in 2005, and a number of renovation projects were launched. One of the main problems at the Historical Peninsula is the concurrent execution of a large number of plans and projects at the site in varying scales. This phenomenon challenges the management of the site. The Master Zoning Plan for the Conservation of the Historical Peninsula, which is still pending for enactment, is a current gap that needs to be filled within this process, while uncoordinated renovation projects continue to have a dominant impact over the area, along with the lack of plans and the continuing site management process. In this study, the ongoing planning and urban renewal efforts at the Historical Peninsula will be discussed in conjunction, along with an attempt to analyze the I s t a n b u l , Turkey


Istanbul, Historical Peninsula, site management, urban renewal, urban conservation, planning mamagement process