Why Urban Transformation?

Rural depopulation started in Turkey after 1960’s in parallel with rapid industrialization and economic developments.


Negative pressures brought by concentration of country population in city centres also brought problems like unplanned urbanization, agricultural land demolition, transportation and infrastructure inadequacies, environmental pollution and illegal housing with it.

As Turkey is under the effect of very intense earthquake activity, many citizens lost their lives because of risky buildings in Marmara earthquake in 1999 and Van earthquake in 2011. As a result, bringing urban transformation projects into life has become unavoidable.

With SAMPAŞ Urban transformation Projects, creating new prestigious places with an integrated planning approach, which is human and vision focused and where spatial, social and economic development strategies are put forward, is being targeted.