An Evaluation of Floods in Urban Areas under Green Corridor and Resilience Perspective - Istanbul

  • Aliye Ceren ONUR Maltepe University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Istanbul, TURKEY


High frequency of floods in streams as a result of climate change induced increased precipitation rates, threatens especially urban built-up areas. The areas which are highly under risk of this threat are areas that suffers from urban poverty, un-planned urbanization and urban squatters. Ayamama stream is such an example that locates in urban built-up areas and urban life around these streams have frequently impacted from the flash floods. Even tough recently these areas that should be planned as green corridors, experience some rehabilitation efforts, their concepts in accordance with resilient urbanization and green corridor approaches are not known well. It is obvious that Istanbul is very far from being a resilient city as a result of urban regeneration projects that causes socio-economic segregation, loss of public areas and green areas and partial implementations. Resiliency perspective can be summarized not only reducing the risks and/or adapting for having less damages from disasters but also socio economical and spatially having ability to recover itself and continue the urban life as it was before. In this study, the situation of one of the important streams that is highly under risk of floods that locates in urban areas such as Ayamama is tried to be evaluated under green corridor and resiliency perspective.