Conservation of Bosphorus' spirit in spite of the spatial conflicts and threats

Diker, N., Dinçer, İclal and Enlil, Zeynep (2008) Conservation of Bosphorus' spirit in spite of the spatial conflicts and threats. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Istanbul has been established in a very special geography where the continents of Europe & Asia merge. It has the Historical Peninsula, Golden Horn, Galata, Beyoglu and Bosphorus sub-regions which are the natural and cultural heritage areas in Istanbul. Since 1970s, these cultural landscapes had been attempted to be conserved through some special status and rules. However, Istanbul has been an attractive center for economic investment in every period. These cultural landscape areas had been under the pressures and threats of changes and transformations as much as the whole of the city. Bosphorus area which will be investigated in this study, had become face to face with the danger of losing her identity and spirit, despite being declared as a “natural and historical conservation area”, being planned as a “conservation area”, and also being controlled by “special legal measures”. The aim of this paper is to explain the threats on the Bosphorus’ spirit as well as proposals for reducing of them.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Diker, N.
Dinçer, İclal
Enlil, Zeynep
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural landscape; historic town; threats; urban development; historical surveys; spirit of place; intangible heritage; World Heritage List
Subjects: D. URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 14. Historic urban landscapes
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O. INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Bosphorus Area, Istanbul, Turkey
UNESCO WHC Number: 356
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 16:32

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