Urban Change – Istanbul

Urban Change – Istanbul

 

Significant international and domestic political changes continue to occur, repositioning Turkey as a regional player and Istanbul as a global city. Istanbulites have witnessed these changes first-hand and have been subject to the transformations that both international and domestic politics have introduced to the public spaces in their city and country.

This research uncovers and documents the contemporary perceptions of Istanbulites regarding the effects of international and domestic political changes on their lives in Istanbul. It documents how the concept of the public sphere has changed by widening to accommodate a number of worldviews.

As Istanbul continues to globalise and grow, the contemporary perceptions of urban dwellers within Istanbul, regarding significant urban changes, are all the more important for forming urban insights and recommendations for Istanbul other urban areas globally.