Spatial distribution of construction firms in Istanbul


  • Turgay Kerem Koramaz image/svg+xml Istanbul Technical University

    Prof. Dr. Turgay Kerem Koramaz, He has highlighted information and communication technologies, spatial analysis and modelling in urban planning, leading to publications on the subjects of cultural heritage management, spatial determinants of housing property prices, locational pattern of cultural venues, and internal migration patterns, in Turkey. Next to developing evidence-based decision-making processes in urban planning, methodological framing and information system, he has been involved in professional activities and consultancies in planning agencies and institutions. He is member of European Regional Science Association, ICOMOS, International Council on Monuments and Sites, and AESOP, Association of European Schools of Planning.

  • Vedia Dökmeci image/svg+xml Istanbul Technical University

    Prof.Dr. Vedia Dökmeci is a professor emeritus of Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning Department. Dr. Dökmeci has many publications, 7 books and was involved in numerous professional activities, including design competitions, research projects, and fellowships, many of which intersected urban and environmental planning. In 2001 she established Real Estate Development Master Program at Istanbul Technical University.



construction firms, location, Istanbul


In the restructuring of the cities today, economic growth and its reflective trend multi-centred, urban development pattern made business enterprises shifted its locational choice in a decentralized way. As the focus of this paper, construction firms expended their market areas as well. The present study investigates the spatial distribution of construction firms according to the variables of socio-economic characteristics of districts and total construction sizes within the concept of multi-centre development in Istanbul. The paper describes the growth of the city and the construction firms through time according to the concentric zones and districts, firstly. Then descriptive figures and results of regression analysis are given by taking the number of construction firms as dependent variable and population, income per capita, average household size and amount of construction activity as the independent variables. Main hypothesis of this paper is that socio-economic indicators and total size of construction in building permits can explain the variance of number of construction firms in Istanbul district. Overall results from the multiple regression model indicate that the role of socio-economic indicators and total size of construction in building permits on the distribution of construction firms is proved on a large scale in the study. The spatial distribution of the construction firms has been figured out that the sub-central, peripheral districts of Istanbul have sustained the significant role in a way that responds to the construction supply, and housing sub-markets. However, the intense construction trends in the periphery reveal a fact that these firms preserve the location of their management offices in the sub-centre with relatively higher economic attraction, in central districts.


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How to Cite

Koramaz, T. K., & Dökmeci, V. (2021). Spatial distribution of construction firms in Istanbul. Journal of Design for Resilience in Architecture and Planning, 2(3), 342–351.



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