An Overview of Urban Transformation Applications in Eskisehir (Turkey) After the 1999 Earthquakes

Yilmaz G., ÖZSOY E. A.

3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), U ARAB EMIRATES, 15 - 17 March 2017, vol.6, pp.787-798 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-63709-9_60
  • Country: U ARAB EMIRATES
  • Page Numbers: pp.787-798
  • Keywords: Urban transformation, Construction sector, Earthquake, Eskisehir
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Cities transformed by their own socio-cultural, economic, political and technological processes from their existed period. An urban transformation project should be planned from a variety of angles such as physical, economic, social and environmental as well as legal, institutional, financial and partnerships to the implementation of the project, and transformation programs should be prepared. In urban transformation projects, it should aimed to develop strategies to restore economic viability in urban parts that have become physical and social depressions, thereby increasing urban welfare and quality of life should also be the other side of the concern. The construction sector is the locomotive sector of the economy all over the world, with the production and the employment provided by the dozens of sub-sectors attached to it. The Turkish construction sector has an important place in the development of the country. In recent years, urban transformation projects in our cities have progressed very rapidly. This process is taking place in Eskisehir after the 1999 earthquakes. However, there are many economic, social and legal problems in this process. In this study, the urban transformation applications in Eskisehir after the 1999 earthquake is evaluated and solution proposals are presented.