Urban Transformation Project: The Case Of Adana Seyhan



Urban Transformation, Architectural Design, Architectural Project Process, Social Sustainability, Urban Design


Urban transformation projects are extremely important in terms of preserving the unique qualities that make up
urban identities and transferring them to future generations. With the successful management and
implementation of these project processes, the sustainability of cultural and social heritage can be ensured, and
qualified living environments can be designed in accordance with urban identities. The main aim of urban
transformation is to create human-oriented cities with livable standards. In line with this main aim, urban
transformation projects to be implemented should create more livable areas by taking into account the cultural
and physical characteristics of the city within the scope of the objectives. Each urban transformation process is a
set of actions unique to itself and has different actors. Considering the partnership types of these actors, it is the
public-public sector partnership that is most frequently applied in Turkey. At this point there are many examples
of transformation made with the cooperation of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment, Urbanization
and Climate Change with Housing Development Administration of Turkey. In this study, the process of the
urban transformation project, which is one of these examples, in two neighborhoods in the Seyhan district of
Adana province, in partnership with the Municipality of Seyhan and the Housing Development Administration
(TOKİ). It is thought that the research will contribute to the investigations and improvements to be made on this
subject, as it is one of the urban transformation experiences of Turkey.