Residential Experiences in Times of Shifting Housing Regimes in Istanbul

Enlil Z. Ş., Dinçer İ. S.

in: Self-Build Experience: Institutionalisation, Place-making and City Building, Willem Salet,Camila D'Ottaviano,Stan Majoor,Daniel Bossuyt, Editor, Policy Press , Bristol, pp.167-189, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • City: Bristol
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-189
  • Editors: Willem Salet,Camila D'Ottaviano,Stan Majoor,Daniel Bossuyt, Editor
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Chapter 9

Residential experiences in times of shifting housing regimes in Istanbul[1]

Zeynep Enlil, İclal Dinçer



This chapter examines changing housing regimes in Istanbul. It analyses two forms of self-building that emerged as solutions improvised by people in response to the pressing housing need and became predominant modes of housing production since the 1950s, namely “gecekondu,” and “yap-sat” or “build-and-sell.” Although stimulated by governments for some decades, both of these self-regulated housing forms came to a point of expulsion under the new regime of capital accumulation based on aggressive real-estate development that has been adopted since the 2000s.

[1] The research for this article was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), project no. 113K028