Category: CITY2018


Informal Settlements and its Regeneration Factors in Urban-Rural Continuum

A pattern of settlement has formed in urban- rural continuum, which is contradiction with ordinary urban-rural settlement and called with different names, including “Shanty town”, “Slum” and “informal settlements”. Usually these kinds of settlements understood as locational- geographical spaces, in which the life of people are not favorable from the viewpoints of government mechanism and


Teaching and Learning Urbanism in Architecture Schools

How are approaches and tools changing to deal with critical territorial challenges, particularly risks associated with climate change, the spatial dimension of the economy and the networked metropolitan region? Are urbanists equipped to lead solutions to our society’s challenges to sustainability? Learning is a puzzling act, and the learning of a discipline like Urbanism is


Strangers in the Neighbourhood: Everyday Interaction Between the Refugee and Local Women

Due to the ongoing war both in Syria and Iraq, as İçduygu (2015) addresses, over 3.5 million refugees are shifting from refugee to immigrant status in Turkey, and this creates an immediate need to plan for their long-term stay and to transform Turkey from a host country to home for them. To this end, the


Autoconstruction as a Housing Tactic in the Contemporary City

Based on the recognition of the difficulty of access to urban housing by the lower classes as one of the greatest political and socio-economic challenges faced by Brazilian cities in the contemporary world, this article seeks to elucidate how this issue has been operated over the years and what are the consequences of such actions


An Analogy of Metropolis “Istanbul” as a Big Machine

What does one do in a metropolis with dozens of business towers, huge and luxurious shopping malls, hotels, conference centers, sports complexes, airports, endless construction sites, highways, bridges, sub-sea tunnels, cars, busses, and metros? What does one think to do in a city with a population of more than tens of millions, receiving constantly immigrants


Wellbeing, Inequality and the Role of Urban Form

The study of wellbeing is fast becoming a key consideration for urban planning, architecture and design policy makers as it can provide a system to measure social progress. Although average national wellbeing scores are rising in the UK, so is inequality of wellbeing. The pattern of disparities in wellbeing reveals an unequal geography both across


The Image of the City in the Portuguese Literary Journalism in the End of the 19th Century

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed several changes: the industrial Revolution created new jobs, new ways of working, new ways of producing the newspapers. The social misery that was a consequence of these transformations soon became the object of interest of men who wandered in the cities, reporting the bad conditions of life of


Semiotic Multimodality: A Filmic Analysis of Wong Kar-Wai’s “In the Mood for Love”

The study builds on Bateman and Schmidt’s (2011) seminal research on film as a form of “cinematographic document” and continues their efforts to construct a semiotic mode of film. The study applies a multimodality framework for a fine-grained analysis of Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” – a film adaptation of Liu Yichang’s modernist