Capacity Utilizations of Public Service facilities: Problems due to Urban Renewal (PhD Thesis Proposal)
Tarih ve Saat
13 Ekim 2014 - 14:00
YerYeditepe Üniversitesi, Mühendislik Mimarlık Fakültesi, A-511
Abstract: Urban renewal is a program to redevelop the urban areas with several purposes such as strengthening the buildings to disasters, increasing the socio-economic status of an area, integrating a community with the other inhabitants of a region and etc. Although Istanbul has been witnessing several urban renewal activities since 1980s, gentrification process in the city has accelerated in a noticeable amount with the new regulations made by the government and the municipalities by 2000s.
Being one of the most populated districts in Istanbul, Kartal is also open to urban renewal projects which will change the district’s population demographics and constructional appearance, and physical infrastructure.
Even though urban renewal will have many positive effects in the district, it may cause some problems in capacity utilizations of public service facilities. In this thesis proposal, it is claimed that there will occur capacity utilization problems for the public service facilities in Kartal due to urban renewal activities in the following years (i), these capacity utilization problems will increase year by year (ii), and there will occur problems related with the predetermined locations of public service facilities in urban renewal master plans of Kartal. In order to show that the above assertions are not false, a methodology is suggested in this thesis proposal. The suggested methodology consists of population projections of Kartal for future based on cohort component method, partitioning the zones described in urban renewal projects and master city plans into meaningful clusters, assigning the projected population to the clustered zones and assigning the clustered zones to the public service facilities. With the sensitivity analysis, the predetermined locations of public service facilities will be examined as a part of the methodology.