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Working title: Gecekondu by Mind Map: Working title: Gecekondu
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Working title: Gecekondu


UP Workshop

Emails in the note - please add\missing mailadresses

Roskilde university - RUC

John Andersen (professor in Planning, Cities and Processes) and Jan, See website translated into english


Muge and Ekim

Play the city, DUS and TreC - Gecekondu


Jens, Anders and Jan, I briefly met a german girl in the 'urban development' sphere last week searching a traineeship in Copenhagen. Maybe you could write to her:

Application (January 11th) for government funded civil society project

Municipality of Sarıyer

Sevgi Atalay who is the technical advisor and assistant mayor of Sarıyer

Organisational Chart

Town of Hedehusene

Anders has talked to local people incl politicians

Sarıyer Neighborhood Platform

Fazlı, Welcomes a visit in spring/summer

Rotterdam International Architecture Biennial

The 5th IABR, Making City, opens in April 2012

University of Gothenburg

Erik Persson, writing for a newspaper and a cultural journal i Sweden

Catharina Thörn, Lectures on Urban issues

Heidrun Wankiewicz

connecting to selfbuilding housing associations like gemeimsam-bauen und wohnen and wohnbund, Vienna projects

University of Applied Life Sciences (Boku) Vienna - Master Seminar on Quality of private-public-green including gender issues (Doris Damyanovic)

Frederik Serroen

City Mine(d), urban studies program in Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna and Madrid, Polis - Tallinn, Brussels, Manchester, Tillburg, Supertanker has a connection to the Tallinn partner, Anyone have connections to Tilburg, Manchester or Brussels?

Onuz Oger (Istanbul Cultural Capital of Europe 2010)

Simone Pekelsma (ex-European Urban Knowledge Network / halftime Istanbulbased), EUKN




Local municipalities

Fundraising in general




reports of municipality, satellite photos,

Urban Age on Istanbul and Gecekondu

Blog: Reclaim Istanbul

Wikipedia on Sarıyer

TReC tetxt on Sarriyer

  Istanbul at a Glance (by Ulaş of TReC) "A governor appointed by central government manages Istanbul. There are two local government organizations at metropolitan level; special provincial authority and metropolitan municipality. The biggest and powerful one is metropolitan municipality responsible of major services including metro-scale land use and transportation planning. Metropolitan municipality consists of an elected mayor, executive committee, metropolitan council, departments and companies. Istanbul has 39 official districts managed by district governor. Each of them has an elected district mayor and municipality. These local service provider municipalities are also responsible for local development plans and building permissions. District municipality councillors constitute the metropolitan council that is the most influential power for land use changes in Istanbul. Sariyer is one of the oldest districts of Istanbul located northwest of the Bosphorus. Waterfront areas capture many old villages that became fancy residential areas in post 1980 times. The rest of the district consists of informal neighbourhoods that under regeneration agenda brought by mainly private developers. Demolishing the "informal" *** residential areas created enormous tension where majority of the population born and lived in. Issue is not simple as informal housing therefore for many years local authorities provide services for vote and now asked to go away. Neighbourhood associations in Sariyer are well organised and has developed their capacity with engagement of local and international academics."  

Planning perspective

Paper by Gamze OZER

Academic perspective

Article by Tahire Erman

UN perspective

Self-made Cities

French perspective

Jean-François Pérouse

German perspective

Arch+ special issue

Urban Passion

Dutch perspective

Inura perspective

Orhan Esen

Arch+ article

Blog for the Inura 2008 conference



SOS Istanbul

Architecture perspective

Superpool - Danish Turkish architects, Koolhaas in Istanbul :-)

Becoming Istanbul, Berlin exhebition

Small business perspective

Made in Shihane

Article in Hyrriyet

Projekt ideas

Bye bye anatolia

Looking at living conditions for people coming from the same area, Social hosing in denmark or other places, Gecekondus in EG Istanbul

Research and focus on the gececondu aspects


Create a group of local citizens that can visit each other, Workshops and handson


story about people living in denmark doing selforganised buildings, Turkish w english text

Research base (long term idea)

One reference is Pratt center

Could be organised/backed/linked to a network of european educational institutions

Bridge building function between academia and the local life, Accumulation of local knowledge and networks, Visiting students and researchers


Interdisciplinary student workshops

One or two weeks time

Industrial mass housing versus Gecekondu, One week in selforganised Gecekondu in EG istanbul, one week in industiralized mass housingn - EG in Demanrk


Like Barcamp over a weekend


Skype talk february 11th

Agenda and notes, Which Institutional framework?, Polis, Maybe contact to the students, Four cities, Good contact in BRU, Maybe not soo good contact in CPH, Which other frameworks could be relevant?, What format? - see projekt ideas, Wait for a preparation workshop to decide, Make scenarios before a prepariation meeting to see what need to be arranged ahead - Meeting with local people, municipality etc., What is the topic?, Area in Istanbul under threat, People are under pressure to sell their houses, Private sector wants to build for rich people - high rise, See video here from Sarier where police and residents clash, A two way approach, Western cities learn from the self organised and self build area, Very socially defined area, Social patterns are changing, Area has a big solidarity, Istanbul communities learn from lessons learned in western cities - segregation, gentrification, When is the best time?, Preparation in the end of april?, Everybody make a project plan - making a number scenarios, Making sure to meet with local contacts, Could be done w short notice, More a private session, Firstly contact w local people, Universities start end of september, Could it be in the first half of september?, Where?, One possible place is a Workers holiday camp - owned by the municipaility, Municipality camp/hostel is used for summerholidays, We need to be an enitiy to do that, Could do a partnership w a university (also local), When more exactly is it free?, See some pics here, How to Finance?, Not too many partners, Check out cultural exchange programs, Check out other form for financing, Try and make a lighter structure, Just operational costs, More free, Juducial framework, Need of a formal entity to work w municipality, The responsive city - Netherlands embassy (better credibility in the eyes of the municipality), TReC is only a formal structure in NL

Skype names






Frederik, fedeserroen

hwproject, Heidrun