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Immigration in the Mediterranean Cities: Comparison between Italy and Turkey

Journal: Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 207-216

Keywords : city transformation; collective integration; social space; temporary lodgings;

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Immigration has involved the transformation and development of cities both in Europe and Asia, by means of inhabitants’ integration. New kinds of people create changes in the daily life of receiving society, altering morphology and city architecture. Cases-studies (Italy, Turkey) of sustainable temporary lodgings, used in emergency and after, also aiming at establishing "open spaces" more pleasant, are shown. In the "transit city" Istanbul, migrants coming from Iraq, Africa and Syria left social, cultural and historical signs in the spatial structure. In the designing of spaces for mobility, leisure, and events, quality and form rather than only help to perform particular functions, should be considered. In both countries, public-space projects ? participated - should be concerned about conflict and solidarity, stability and dynamism, connection and distance. Due to immigration, changes in society and urban spaces could stimulate integration between citizens and new populations, transform the city and promote knowledge of local cultural heritage.

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