Archinect - News 2017-08-20T08:00:07-04:00 Turkey: Diverse Istanbul Neighborhood Faces Last Days Alexander Walter 2011-07-29T22:16:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="540" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects in 2009 described Istanbul&rsquo;s downtown neighborhood of Tarlaba&#351;&#305; as an unsafe place for children -- a district whose destruction and reconstruction would be in the interest of its residents. Few dispute that Tarlaba&#351;&#305; is run-down and that many of its residents live below the poverty line. But the congested neighborhood is also one of the few remaining places in the city center where there is affordable housing for the urban poor.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>