Category: Tarlabasi

Urban regeneration in Turkey: Part 3, big challenges

31 May, 2012 (10:00) | Affordable Housing, Cities, Disaster risk, Earthquake, Eminent domain, Rehab, Tarlabasi, TOKI, Turkey, Urban renewal, Urbanization |

By:David A. Smith   [Concluded from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   As we saw in yesterday’s blog post, Turkey’s government has now adopted urban regeneration as an urgent national priority – to reduce disaster risk, to protect the nation’s economy, and to improve cities’ efficiency for global competitiveness.    My panel […]

Urban regeneration in Turkey: Part 2, big plans

30 May, 2012 (12:04) | Disaster risk, Tarlabasi, TOKI, Turkey, Urban renewal, Urbanization |

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post covered the first half of Turkish Minister for the Environment and Urban Planning Erdogan Bayraktar’s 10 May 2012 speech to the Turkish National Real Estate Association (Gyoder)’s annual conference in Istanbul, where I was once again a featured speaker.  In his opening remarks […]

Urban regeneration in Turkey: Part 1, big vision

29 May, 2012 (13:56) | Affordable Housing, Cities, Disaster risk, Earthquake, Eminent domain, Rehab, Tarlabasi, TOKI, Turkey, Urban renewal, Urbanization |

By:David A. Smith   Van, Turkey, October, 2011: never again?   A few weeks back, on 10 May 2012 (and after a welcome weeklong vacation on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast), I was once again a featured panelist at the Turkish National Real Estate Association (Gyoder)’s annual conference in Istanbul.    The banner reads, Real Estate Conference, […]