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Project

Wellbeing, Housing and Infrastructure in Turkey (WHIT)

This research and action project will contribute to finding ‘durable solutions’ for housing infrastructural deficits in the context of two of the defining challenges of our times: large scale displacement and rapid urbanisation.

It will use mixed methods at residential, neighbourhood and city-scales to investigate the relations between formal/informal housing infrastructures, their governance and resulting intersectional wellbeing outcomes for low-income Syrian refugees and Turkish groups in Izmir, Turkey.

The project will deliver propositional and innovative engineering and architecture solutions rooted in vulnerable groups’ wellbeing priorities and will develop new employment skills for low-income workers. The project will consult practitioner and policy stakeholders and build new capacities for joint research and action across civil engineering, architecture and development studies disciplines, at junior and senior levels. Overall, the project seeks to make a significant contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 11 of secure, inclusive and safe cities.

Key contacts

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Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

d.telintelo@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915767

Project details

start date
18 November 2019
end date
17 November 2021
value
£299,757

Partners

Supported by
British Academy

About this project

Region
Turkey

People

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Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

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Poppy Bardwell

Senior Project Support Officer

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Rajith Lakshman

Research Officer

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Sadaf Khan

Post Doctoral Researcher

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Tina Nelis

Learning Coordinator

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Vivienne Benson

Communications Officer

Robert Mull
Kelli Scott
Hanif Kara
Meltem Gürel
Ayselin Yildiz