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Changing dynamics of urban renewal: Uzundere (Izmir) urban renewal project
The changes in economic, social and political conditions affect the urban life continuously. Because of changing urban dynamics, planners have had to reevaluate their professional approach. After the First World War, the concept of urban renewal was first considered by planners agenda. But, the aims, organization and management models have changed by the time. Today the parts of the cities, both in developed and developing countries have to faced the renewal process as a result of spatial organizations. Therefore, urban renewal has become one of the most important problems of the local authorities and planners. The aim of the thesis is to search the dynamics of urban renewal project as a tool for creating urban renewal policies, locality and public participation principles. In order to do that, beside a detailed focus on Uzundere (Izmir) Urban Renewal Project, urban renewal examples from different countries and Turkey were examined. The methodology used in the thesis research is composed of literature and Internet surveys and interpretations based on past experiences. KeyWords: The Processes of Change and Transformation, Urban Renewal Policies, Public Participation, Public-Private Partnerships, Organizations (Development Corporations).