1st Istanbul International Geography Congress Proceedings Book
House rents as a spatial segregation factorHasan İçen
Spatial segregation is a process that settlements often experience within different periods or dynamics. The city may defined as a social space without considering its physical conditions and depictions, therefore it interacts with the individuals it contains and can shaped accordingly. The clusters, which discussed in this study defined as the segregation within the city, are due to this social structure of the city. In this aspect, spatial segregation can read via everyday practices or settlement. This study is about welfare geographies. The study planned as a reading of welfare geography under the themes of segregation in urban space, identity and consumption, closed sites and rents. The study argues that the most appropriate proposition on how to eliminate social exclusion and spatial segregation in the city - in accordance with the nature of welfare geography studies - is to raise awareness on these issues. Therefore, it can be said that this study seeks to answer a normative question and aims to raise public awareness as a kind of activism.