A space syntax analysis of Görükle’s urban pattern through the concept of studentification

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Özgür Mehmet Ediz


Studentification which is a kind of gentrification, has similar effects on the city as gentrification. Gentrification means the physical and social metamorphosis which the old inhabitants in the outdated areas of the city have been displaced by new middle class. The difference of studentification from gentrification is that the user definition in the new class is students. The increasing number of students, the increasing need, the urban texture that needs to grow, make inevitable to physical growth in the city to respond to the users. Thesis study area; It is located in the west of Uludağ University in the Nilüfer district of Bursa province. In years of Republic a village of barter, Görükle continued to evolve after the Republic. According to the Higher Education Council 2018-2019 data, Uludağ University, which has 78 thousand 983 students, is multitude in terms of the number of students. Görükle has become more important with its establishment near the Uludağ University Campus, and trade and cultural activities have become widespread. With the increasing housing and accommodation needs in the student city, the real estate market has risen, and the residential and commercial structure of the town has been shaped according to the needs of the new class, and has gradually become a student-dominated city structure. The former inhabitants were displaced in the sociocultural sense, if not physically, and had to leave the region to the students. With the rapidly increasing student population and the economic benefit provided by the students to the former users, students have become more acceptable users. While these users, who benefit from each other, adapt to sharing the city together, while continuing the peasant life in the village's first settled region, the city which grows towards the university develops day by day in order to answer the needs of the students. The aim of this study is to examine the development of Görükle with morphological and space syntax analysis and to reveal the process of acquiring the physical, social and cultural character of the urban environment created by the effect of studentification ve and to give the clues to new urban environmental strategies that may occur in the future.