Assoc. Prof. Nail YILMAZ, lecturer at Marmara University, delivered a talk on “ Social Structure, Municipalities and the Urban Transformation”, at the UCLG-MEWA Headquarters in Sultanahmet, Istanbul on 21 May 2014.
YILMAZ is a well known academic with his works on urbanism, social change and emigration. In his conference YILMAZ expressed that the urban transformation has become an essentiality in Turkey. But the urban transformation is perceived as something physical in Turkey and the social reality is ignored. About the problem of the social dimension of the urban transformation, YILMAZ gave examples from the districts of Istanbul such as Sulukule and Gazi quarter.
The conference was concluded with the presentation of plate and treats.