Vol. 12 No. 1 (2015): Young Views on Urban Design

Proposals for redevelopment of Haliç Shipyards from the perspective of local economic development

Cem Beygo
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Published 2015-03-01


  • Istanbul,
  • Local economic development,
  • Small scale industries,
  • Haliç Shipyard,
  • Participatory planning,
  • Yacht building industry
  • ...More

How to Cite

Beygo, C. (2015). Proposals for redevelopment of Haliç Shipyards from the perspective of local economic development. A|Z ITU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, 12(1), 205 - 219. Retrieved from https://www.az.itu.edu.tr/index.php/jfa/article/view/445


The purpose of the local economic development is to increase quality of life by providing economic development on local scale. Local development is an improvement process that is constituted with the participation of public, business groups and non-governmental organizations to ensure economic improvement and create employment opportunities. This study aims to propose local economic development strategies for Haliç Dockyards in Golden Horn, Istanbul for to increase the quality of life of the neighborhood residents and economic growth in the Haliç Basin as a region. In the article, local development strategies in harmony with the historical and cultural texture and the natural environment on the case of the historical Halic Dockyards located in the center of Istanbul Metropolitan Area (IMA) are developed. Within the scope of article two Port Restoration Projects are examined. These are; Antalya Old Harbour Yacht Marina Project Kaleici and Hamburg HafenCity Inner City Development Project. These two projects are selected as case study areas due to the technical, cultural similarities with Haliç Shipyard. As a result, a local economic development proposal for Haliç Shipyard is developed by taking into consideration the approaches that obtained from the examination of these two case study areas and some criteria related to local economic development.