From the Aim of Creating More Habitable Cities to Typification

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Duman H. C., Vural Arslan T.

ınternational Journal of Social Science and Humanity, vol.6, no.8, pp.635-638, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Rapid urbanisation in all over the world in the last fifty years has affected people’s perceptions of life and raised their expectations with regard to quality of life. In this regard, especially raising the level of quality of life especially in housing environments has become the important priorities of governments’ planning policies. In relation to this development, in Turkey as an alternative solution to the problem of housing stock that could not keep up with the speed of haphazard urbanisation, the Collective Housing Administration(TOKI) was created. With an aim of making cities more habitable, TOKI is rapidly carrying out numerous projects all over the country. However, during the process of this rapid development, homogenised cities are being created with the disregard for local values. In the scope of this study, the typification, on urban, neighbourhood and housing unit scales, resulting from the housing environments produced by TOKI will be discussed.