Rural Gentrification in The North Aegean Countryside (Turkey)


Uysal A., Sakarya İ.

ICONARP INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, vol.6, no.1, pp.99-125, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.15320/iconarp.2018.40
  • Journal Name: ICONARP INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-125
  • Keywords: Rural gentrification, rural landscape, rural transformation, Adatepe, POLITICAL ECOLOGY, MIGRATION, COUNTERURBANIZATION, REPRESENTATIONS, DEPOPULATION, CITY

Abstract

This article examines rural gentrification as experienced on the North Aegean coasts of Turkey. The study area chosen is the closest Aegean coast to Istanbul and it attracts attention because of its archeological and mythological values, as well as its natural beauty and vernacular landscape. The most important element determining the rural landscape of the region is olive production. The study is based principally on indepth interviews with village mukhtars, local people, newcomers, tourism entrepreneurs, and professionals.