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Unutmaz, Hakan
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38th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Europe Quo Vadis? - Regional Questions at the Turn of the Century", 28 August - 1 September 1998, Vienna, Austria
There has been a a housing need in big cities asa a result of migration from rural areas to urban areas in Turkey. In order to solve the housing need, public housing applications have been done. It is necessary to include social substructure equipments which meet the needs of people living in these housing units. After 1983, the economic developments in Turkey increased the standarts of life. Due to this people want to live in high quality houses. The houses are expected to meet not only the need of accomodation but also the social needs. This need was met by public housing units that have been costructed by both state and private sector in this respect, the studies of real Estate Bank which is a state Bank and whose main functtion is to built housing units. The application of public housing units over 1000 dwellings each, has been done in important cities of Turkey by Real Estate Bank. In these applications, great importance has been given to design and product of space and social equipments which are open to public use of people living in units. Turkish families like in western countries wish to live in a well-planned enviroment. A study was carried out to analyze social equipments and space for common use in a housing units starting after 1985. This study was done in public housing units in Istanbul which is influenced from migration most and which has highest population. The public housing units in this study were the ones costructed by Real Estate Bank which is biggest housing unit costructor. The aim of the study was to analyze whether the standarts of commonly used social equipments and open space in units are same as the ones in western countries or not. Especially schools, shopping areas, health services, areas for sport activities, open spaces and others were analyzed and resultsindicated in this study
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