Addressing the Concept of Sustainability in the Urban Transformation Process


  • Aycan BARAN İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümü, İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi, İSTANBUL
  • Mehmet Fatih ALTAN İnşaat Mühendisliği, Mimarlık ve Mühendislik Fakültesi, İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi, İstanbul,


Urban Transformation, Sustainability, Green Building, Sustainable urban transformation


The concepts of city and urbanization have evolved and transformed depending on many factors, like everything else in the world. In our country, it should be restructured in order to be livable with its settlements, infrastructure, job opportunities, educational and cultural activities and structures. In this process, it is our duty to leave a sustainable and livable environment to the next generations. It is known that one of the most important factors in the deterioration of the environmental order and the increase in global warming is the increasing urban structures with urbanization. This situation makes the importance of sustainability in urban transformation even more important. In this direction, we should not see the implementation of sustainability in urban transformation as only the renewal of buildings. In the process of urban transformation, we should pay attention to the issues of protecting the environment and not disturbing the environmental order.

Sustainability is a model that aims to meet human needs without harming the environment by using natural resources in a planned way. This model aims to meet not only the needs of present-day people, but also the needs of future generations. Healthy construction can be achieved with sustainability. In this context, the implementation of green buildings gains importance. In this context, green building certification systems have been developed. The common purpose of each certification system is to prevent the deterioration of human health caused by structures and has different conditions according to countries.

In this study, the possibility and limitations of evaluating sustainability in urban transformation practices in our country will be investigated



How to Cite

BARAN, A., & ALTAN, M. F. (2023). Addressing the Concept of Sustainability in the Urban Transformation Process. TAS Journal, 3(1), 01–05. Retrieved from




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