Now showing items 1-6 of 6
Ecological approaches in planning for sustainable cities: a review of the literature
Rapid urbanization has brought environmentally, socially, and economically great challenges to cities and societies. To build a sustainable city, these challenges need to be faced efficiently and successfully. This ...
Developing micro-level urban ecosystem indicators for sustainability assessment
Sustainability assessment is increasingly being viewed as an important tool to aid in the shift towards sustainable urban ecosystems. An urban ecosystem is a dynamic system and requires regular monitoring and assessment ...
Everywhere is Taksim': the politics of public space from nation-building to neoliberal islamism and beyond
This article discusses the politics of public space through the particular example of Taksim Square in Istanbul. Tracing Taksim’s history since the early twentieth century, the article analyzes the instrumentalization ...
Gazes in dispute: visual representations of the built environment in Ankara postcards
Developing the argument that representations of urban space generate visual identifications, this paper discusses the co-existence of conflicting representations of Ankara in the early republican period. Whilst the earliest ...
Towards prosperous sustainable cities: a multiscalar urban sustainability assessment approach
Prosperity and environmental sustainability of cities are inextricably linked. Cities can only maintain their prosperity when environmental and social objectives are fully integrated with economic goals. Sustainability ...
Retail development in Turkey: an account after two decades of shopping malls in the urban scene
The social, economic and environmental impacts of large-scale retail outlets on existing retail and urban systems have been extensively discussed in the planning literature. This article documents the last two decades of ...