Diyarbakır Suriçi (Walled City) Urban Upgrading And Economic Revitalization Project with a Specific Reference to the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
The rehabilitation and redevelopment of the Walled City is the ultimate objective, which comprises upgrading living conditions and creating economic viabilities within its historic fabric. The experience of the last decade indicates, for the sake of conservation, it would be more appropriate to develop physical and socio-economic development projects instead of restoration projects in Compliance with the Conservation Plan prepared for the First Degree Urban Heritage Site of Surici.
Accordingly, the rehabilitation of the historic Walled City is for the ensuring the livability of the ethnical and functional diversity as well as preservation of the cultural and historic heritage. The vital point is therefore the conversion of this heritage into a basis for sustainable development while trying to strike a balance between the dominating need for housing and traditional business spaces, on the one hand, and the increasing share attitudes in trade and tourism, on the other hand.
Townscape and Landmarks