Sulukule – Urban Renewal Project

The Place: Istanbul, Turkey

Type/Subject: Urban Renewal Project

“Nobody cared what we wanted when they built this place. They threw our houses down and pushed us here and pushed our friends somewhere else. We don’t have aplace around here to get a cup of coffee or anewspaper even, or borrow fifty cents. Nobody cared what we need. But the big men come and look at that grass and say, ‘Isn’t itwonder ful! Now the poor have everything!’ ” (Jacobs, 1961, p. 15)


Jacobs, Jane ,The Death and  Life of Great American Cities, 1961


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