A New Approach in Sustainable Urban Transformation: Super Cities

  • Evgin Apaydın
  • Yusuf Emre Köroğlu
  • Arzuhan Burcu Gültekin
  • Harun Tanrıvermiş
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 6)


Cities, which have become more populated crowded as the result of industrial revolution, had also brought many challenges. In the developed countries, these challenges are met with an environmentally prioritized approach; whereas the economic and social aspects are prioritized in the developing countries. The fact that natural sources are under threat of diminishing, caused the rising of “sustainability”. With sustainable urban transformation, transformation of cities is getting to handle under principles of sustainability. The 6306 numbered Law of Transformation of Areas under Disaster Risk which aims transformation of 6.5 million structures which have been carrying the risks of lives and property has legalized in 2012. This law aims to bring solutions to the problems deriving from irregular urbanization. Supercity projects were taken into agenda by Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in order to physical, social, cultural and spatial sustainability of building under risk. With this projects, the urban transformation and sustainability principles were analysed together. Supercity projects headline six major performance criteria such as land use and urban design, energy, water, transportation, materials and sources, social and economic sustainability. In areas where urban transformation is implemented with Supercity System, at minimum 44% less management costs, 44% less public expenses, 65% energy productivity, 65% water saving and 55% management productivity are objected. In this paper, Supercity Project pilot practice at Kocakır Eskişehir has been evaluated within conceptual framework determined by principles, strategies and methods subject to urban transformation approach.


Sustainability Urban transformation Sustainable urban transformation Supercities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Real Estate Development and ManagementAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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