The Great Failure: An Institutional Analysis of Why State-Led Urban Renewal in Istanbul Has Failed
Funding period: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016
Type of funding: International Fellowship
Tuna is an urban sociologist in The Department of Sociology, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He will conduct his International Fellowship under the mentorship of Tom Slater at the University of Edinburgh. His research investigates the institutional, administrative and legal factors behind the failed urban renewal agenda of the Turkish government and the Istanbul Municipality. He uses a general approach to urban transformation, illustrated by two specific case studies. Examining the political economy of urban renewal in Istanbul since 2002, his research offers a comprehensive account of the making and transformation of the urban renewal agenda in the city; its institutional and legal framework; the relationship of urban renewal to macro-economic dynamics in Turkey; and detailed narratives of projects that have been completed as well as those that have failed.
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