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Megacities pp 223-243 | Cite as

Towards an Ecological Urbanism for Istanbul

  • Neyran Turan
Part of the Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 10)

Abstract

Istanbul is one of the largest metropolitan areas of the world, a megacity with a population of about 12.5 million and a total area of approximately 5,000 km2. On the north–south axis, the metropolitan region stretches along the Bosphorus, a 30-km long stretch of water, which acts as a natural frontier between the European and the Asian continents. On its east–west axis, the city has expanded to 100 km in width (Fig. 10-1).

Keywords

Foreign Direct Investment Urban Renewal Gated Community Urban Governance Squat Settlement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rice University School of ArchitectureHoustonUSA

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