IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(8): 617-622 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.721

Industrialization and Bursa, the Evolving City: Changes in Housing Character after 1960

Saliha Tupal Yeke, Selen Durak, and Tulin Vural Arslan
Abstract—Social identity of Bursa develops in line with the changes in its population and social, economic and political structure. The establishment of Turkey’s first planned organized industrial district in Bursa in 1962 was a breaking point for the social and economic life. This process played an important role in the formation of new residential areas and new housing typologies in the city, as well. Models of traditional Turkish house fell into disuse and construction of apartment blocks and mass housing started to be seen within the framework of modernization. This study aims to discuss the changes in housing character of Bursa in terms of plan typologies. These changes are discussed by means of evaluating the plans of housing units which can be seen as the significant examples of different periods since 1960s.

Index Terms—Bursa, effects of economic development on architecture, urban development, housing character after 1960.

S. Tupal Yeke is with Sama İnşaat, Baglarbaşı M. 3.Elif St. Nr: 20 Osmangazi, Bursa, 16160, Turkey (e-mail: saliha.tupal@gmail.com).
S. Durak and T. Vural Arslan are with Uludag University, Faculty of Architecture, Gorukle Kampusu, Nilufer, Bursa 16059, Turkey (e-mail: selendurak@gmail.com, tulinv@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Saliha Tupal Yeke, Selen Durak, and Tulin Vural Arslan, "Industrialization and Bursa, the Evolving City: Changes in Housing Character after 1960," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 617-622, 2016.

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