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    Awareness Raising Process in World Heritage Site Bursa
    (2016) Başdemir, Ayten; Durmaçalış, Birben; Çalıkuşu, Eser; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; 110251
    “UNESCO World Heritage and Bursa: Awareness Raising Project” has been developed by Bursa Site Management Unit with the contribution of educators, architects, and art historians. The project process, which started on 22 June 2014 with the inscription of Bursa in UNESCO World Heritage List, is still ongoing and is planned to continue in the future. The purpose of the project has been to create consciousness on cultural heritage in Bursa, to help local people recognize and embrace the values of Bursa, which have been accepted as World Heritage, and to contribute to the preservation of these assets in a sustainable way. Not only have various target groups been given training on the importance of preserving cultural heritage, but also consciousness has been raised on the meaning of being World Heritage through the wide use of the related logo, publication and distribution of books and brochures on this subject, and numerous presentations in various meetings.
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    A Study of Public Life in Two Housing Areas in Bursa
    (2012) Şahin, Belkıs Ece; Tümer Yıldız, Hikmet Özge; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; 157298; 157297; 110251
    In this study, two different housing areas in the urban fabric of Bursa have been analyzed for distinguishing the characteristics of public life. One of the two housing areas covered in the study is populated by lower-income groups, while higher-income groups generally live in the other; thus the chosen areas are completely different in socio-economic terms. Located in the eastern part of the city and known as Y ld r m, the first area started to develop gradually with the construction of a complex (külliye) by Sultan Y ld r m Beyaz t during the Ottoman era in late 14 century, which was surrounded with residential areas in time. With the th migration Bursa attracted as an industrial city after 1950s, the population of lower-income households grew significantly in the area. The second area, Bademli, is Bursa’s first suburban neighborhood populated by the houses of Bursa’s upper-income population. An evaluation of the two settlement areas shows us that although better physical conditions are prevalent in Bademli, social relations are more intense in Y ld r m. In fact, research made in Ahmet Taner K lal Square situated in Y ld r m has shown that there are close social relations among the residents of the area, while Bademli lags behind in terms of public life.
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    Semantic Transformation of Public Open Spaces: Republic Square of Bursa
    (2017) Polat, Sibel; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; 55253; 110251
    Today, urban dilapidation experienced in many city centres related to different reasons affect also public open spaces which become a current issue with discussions about privatisation, disappearance and obsolescence. In this context, public open spaces become an important agenda to revitalize city centres and to rediscover them again in terms of “loss of place identity” issues and efforts “to reinforce place identity”. Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate transformation of public open spaces in terms of identity and urban memory. In this context, the identity of Republic Square located in Bursa city centre was analysed from past to present. Different methods were used to realize this case study, such as archival and literature review, basic observation and deep interviews with 30 users. As a conclusion, it was revealed that environmental aesthetics are still sustained in the square, but spatial experiments and behaviours of users have changed in a negative way due to the power of global capital related to the changing social structure in cities.
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    A Regeneration Story: From the Old Central Garage to the New City Square of Bursa
    (2012) Polat, Sibel; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; 55253; 110251
    Recently, many discussions have been made about the changing nature of public spaces and the loss of public life. The focal point of these discussions is the policies about the privatization and control over public spaces. In this study, the regeneration/ privatization process of a public space was stated in terms of physical, functional and semantic analysis. The case study area, presently called City Square was an old terminal complex which became an urban decay area after it lost its function in 1997. After that the Municipality organized a square project competition in this area in 2005, however it resulted to cause the area transformed to a shopping mall. Thus, this paper aimed to analyze the old Central Garage District in terms of a mixed methodology design as the combination of interpretive-historical and qualitative researches. Finally, it was determined that the area lost the public identity in terms of accessibility and use and became a controlled and semi-public courtyard of a shopping mall.
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    Urban Regeneration and Local Expectations: The Case of the Central Garage District, Bursa-Turkey
    (2010) Polat, Sibel; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; 55253; 110251
    In recent years, different arguments have been made about urban regeneration in Turkey, similar to many other countries in the world. Instead of a comprehensive approach suggesting new partnerships between local authorities and citizens, urban regeneration in Turkey has been generally used as a populist instrument of local authorities mostly to produce physical solutions for political gains in the short run. In this study, the case of Central Garage District in Bursa will be discussed as an example of urban regeneration implementation which started with the aim of rehabilitating a neglected urban area, but which resulted in an urban regeneration process deprived of social/cultural and organizational aspects.
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    From a Public Space to a Shopping Mall: The Case of City Square in Bursa, Turkey
    (2011) Polat, Sibel; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; 55253; 110251
    In recent years, many new projects have been prepared for neglected public spaces which have lost their functions in different cities of Turkey, either by means of private commissions or competitions. However, this process has generally resulted either in the complete disappearance of public spaces or the transformation of public spaces to transit areas or more controlled spaces like shopping malls. The Central Garage, which was constructed in 1961 as the largest garage of the Balkans and which was used for thirty five years as the terminal of Bursa is an interesting example for this subject. After the Central Garage lost its function as a terminal, it was abandoned, and experienced physical and social dilapidation for a long time, and was finally transformed into a shopping mall. This paper aims to evaluate the process during which the Central Garage was transformed from a public space to a shopping mall in Bursa.
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    Affordable Housing In Turkey: User Satisfaction In Toki Houses
    (Open House Int, Urban International Press, Po Box 74, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Great Britain, Ne9 5Uz, England, 2011-09) Gür, Miray; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; TR157302; TR110251
    Affordable housing policies in Turkey have reached a new stage over the last decade in the context of the TOKI model advocated by the government. Housing developed by TOKI (the Public Housing Administration), the top official agency responsible for affordable housing policies in Turkey, has become so widespread in all cities of Turkey that it involves not only the construction sector but also trade associations and the public in general. In this article, following a general discussion of the demand and supply of housing in Turkey, we evaluate user satisfaction and the quality of TOKI implementations since 2000 for low- and middle-income groups in Bursa, the fourth largest city in Turkey. Bursa sets an interesting example for the study because of the city's long-term prominence in commerce and its current status as an important industrial city. Massive migrations and unplanned,urbanization have resulted in a need for housing for every income group in Bursa, especially for low- and middle-income groups. The emphasis in this study is that, in addition to quantity, quality should be considered in housing production. Furthermore, the implementation of TOKI should be aimed at developing more habitable and higher-quality environments by considering all socio-cultural and physical factors. It is expected that these evaluations will lead to the development of a more comprehensive affordable housing policy in Turkey.
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    Sustainable Revitalisation As A Tool For Regenerating The Attractiveness Of An Inner-City Historic Commercial District: 'Han District' As A Case
    (Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Brunel Rd Bldg, Houndmills, Basingstoke Rg21 6Xs, Hants, England, 2011) Köprülü-Bağbancı, Özlem; Akıncıtürk, Nilüfer; Vural-Arslan, Tülin; DOSTOĞLU, NESLİHAN; TR110251; TR106362; TR6773; TR106616
    Retail activity and retail spaces have changed drastically across Turkey since the opening of first shopping mall in 1988. The boom of personal mobility (that is, the car) and the convenience of shopping at out-of-town shopping areas have caused profound transformations of the physical, social and economic structures of the historic commercial districts of Turkish city centres. Although certain revitalisation projects are being planned to develop and promote commercial activity in these districts with the aim of revitalising physical structures and regenerating social and economic activity, many of them do not use holistic approaches that take into account the physical, social and economic sustainability of the district. The focus of this study is to introduce a conceptual model of a sustainable revitalisation project for an inner-city historic commercial district in the Turkish city of Bursa. The aim of this project is to develop an integrated approach to the economic and social revitalisation of the commercial district that achieves more than just physical regeneration. The design team believes that the insight gained in this project is applicable to other revitalisation projects in different areas and is also valuable for formulating policies and appropriate codes for future projects. URBAN DESIGN International (2011) 16, 188-201. doi:10.1057/udi.2011.1; published online 16 February 2011