Istanbul Urban Database


Gecekondu settlements in 1960

Istanbul Urban Database, developed by Nil Tuzcu from MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, “is an accessible, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine and contribute to the collective memory of Istanbul.” The project aims to offer “a sustainable platform that blends a wide range of historical data”, and claims to be “the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history.”

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