Design promlematique of paired border cities

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: English

Student: Rüya Erkan



International borders are concrete places that contain many dynamics within, expressed in abstract lines or abstract areas on the map. In the past, the concept of the border, which sustained its daily existence, has undergone both spatial and semantic changes. During these changes, the problems of the interface between the human relations, the border-crossings and the structure under the two different systems between the two sides of the boundary have always been fresh and agenda. Moreover, it has always been a remarkable research topic in many research fields. In many social sciences, borders that have been examined in different contexts have not found sufficient merit in the field of urbanism. For this reason, this study deals with the design problematique of the paired border cities from the urbanistic perspectives with a comprehensive review. Influence of life on the border with spatial decisions on boundaries, and spatial problems with relations have made this study focus on integration. Following a broad review of the literature and a World Panorama in the border context, this study provides a strategic framework that would enable both the design problematique of the paired border cities and the integration between the two sides of the boundaries.