Posted by: bluesyemre | June 7, 2013

#WeAreGezi History of the Taksim Promenade

  • While Henri Prost was still working on the planning of the Paris metropolitan area as the “chief urbanist” of the capital, he was invited by the İstanbul Municipality in 1933 to participate in the restricted competition held for the planning work of İstanbul and soon thereafter, in 1935, to directly preside over the city’s planning work. The French urbanist was to remain in this position until the end of 1950. Prost’s planning work is distinguished by a planning approach in which the protection of historic and natural sites around İstanbul and the technological infrastructure demanded by a modern metropolis are policies developed simultaneously.

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