IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(8): 653-659 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.727

Socio-Cultural Structure and Space that Transformed under the Influence of Population Movements (Migration) in Bursa

Fatma Busra Guler, Tulin Vural Arslan, and Selen Durak
Abstract—Migration is a significant phenomenon which shaped cities’ social, economical and spatial characteristics throughout the history. Bursa has been a city which experienced many migration flows from its conquest by Ottomans in 14th century till today. The population development of the city was based on immigrants from Balkan countries. Especially Turkish immigrants coming from Bulgaria preferred to settle in Bursa because of its similar characteristics with Bulgarian cities in terms of topography, climate and flora. Urban environment in Bursa has shaped by the cultural values of immigrants that were transferred throughout the history. The aim of this study is to discuss how the immigrants shape the spatial characteristic of Bursa and how their cultural values affect the formation of their housing environments in Bursa.

Index Terms—Migration, urban planning, housing, bursa.

The authors are with the Uludag University, Faculty of Architecture, Gorukle, Bursa 16059, Turkey (e-mail: fatmabusraguler@gmail.com, tulinv@yahoo.com, selendurak@gmail.com).

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Cite: Fatma Busra Guler, Tulin Vural Arslan, and Selen Durak, "Socio-Cultural Structure and Space that Transformed under the Influence of Population Movements (Migration) in Bursa," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 653-659, 2016.

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