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Suburban development and networks of mobility : sites in Izmir, Turkey

Datta, Ayona and Yucel Young, Sebnem (2007) Suburban development and networks of mobility : sites in Izmir, Turkey. Global Built Environment Review, 6 (1). pp. 42-53. ISSN 1474-6832

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In this paper we examine the tensions between the city and the town with a focus on the processes through which new forms of suburbia are produced near Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey. Through a historical analysis, we illustrate how rapid urbanisation, networks of transportation, and lifestyle choices have encouraged the movement of urban elites from the city to the countryside, leading to a rapid rise in high-end gated communities called sites near Urla, a small town on the Izmir-Cesme expressway.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: (c) 2007 ICDES.
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:36

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