A New Shipping Canal for Istanbul? Water, History, Economy and ‘Crossroads’

Yerli, Didem, Aktürk, Gül and Dolgun, Esma (2022) A New Shipping Canal for Istanbul? Water, History, Economy and ‘Crossroads’. https://www.portcityfutures.nl/news/a-new-shipping-canal-for-istanbul-water-history-economy-and-crossroads. [Other]

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The national government of Turkey has recently confirmed plans to build a new shipping canal within the borders of the country’s most populated city. The Istanbul Canal Project is planned to run parallel to the narrow water strait of the Bosporus (the Strait of Istanbul), by connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. The initial idea of an alternative shipping canal for Istanbul can be traced back to the 16th century. Even so, the contemporary plan immediately set off a large number of political and environmental debates leaving Turkey at a crossroads. In this blog, Didem Yerli, Gül Aktürk, and Esma Dolgun first discuss the various elements that are commonly recognized in the country’s narrative regarding national economic prosperity, then critically discuss the Canal Project's environmental implications. The national government of Turkey has recently confirmed plans to build a new shipping canal within the borders of the country’s most populated city. The Istanbul Canal Project is planned to run parallel to the narrow water strait of the Bosporus (the Strait of Istanbul), by connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. The initial idea of an alternative shipping canal for Istanbul can be traced back to the 16th century. Even so, the contemporary plan immediately set off a large number of political and environmental debates leaving Turkey at a crossroads. In this blog, Didem Yerli, Gül Aktürk, and Esma Dolgun first discuss the various elements that are commonly recognized in the country’s narrative regarding national economic prosperity, then critically discuss the Canal Project's environmental implications.

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Yerli, Didem
D.Yerli@tudelft.nl
Aktürk, Gül
g.akturk@tudelft.nl
Dolgun, Esma
esmadolgun94@gmail.com
Languages: English
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Other contribution [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Keywords: water heritage; urban planning; sustainability
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
Depositing User: Miss Gül Aktürk
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 22:16
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 22:16
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2623

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