Social and Administrative Dimensions of Urban Transformation andUrban Identity: Sample of Yozgat (Turkey)

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Meydan Yıldız S. G., Bahçeci Başarmak H. I., Akın E. S.

Optimum Ekonomi ve Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.9, no.1, pp.93-114, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The methods and tools, which increase the quality of life, change based on the macro form of the cities and the level of urbanization. As a matter of fact, reasons such as the property system, expropriation practices, lack of resources and lack of urbanization make it technically and financially difficult to re-plan the cities. Urban transformation projects are carried out in order to overcome these difficulties and reorganize the worn out, aging and unhealthy areas of the cities. In this study, the city of Yozgat, which is a medium-sized city model and there is no scientific study on urban transformation applications, was chosen as a sample area. The factors that led to the spread of the concept of urban transformation in Yozgat were explained by using the literature review method, field research, on-site observation, examination and survey methods. At the same time, the causes of urban transformation, its implementation stages and its effects on urban identity were evaluated by using the survey method in legal, administrative dimensions and in line with the participation of citizens. Another aim of this study is to evaluate the compliance of the Old Industrial Zone Area, one of the urban transformation projects in Yozgat, with the national legislation and to examine the relationship between the fragmented urban transformation applications with the urban identity and the whole city.