Conflict, Planning and Design

South Eastern Turkey was exposed to a very intensive, longstanding and destructive condition of military conflict in urban context, after September 2015. Having lasted for about three months, the military conflict occurred in twenty-two settlements in over seven cities. This revealed the urgent necessity to define responsive planning and design strategies for the regeneration and social rehabilitation of cities after conflict, as well as reconsidering the consequences of urban warfare. This book includes five essays discussing the issue from different perspectives, along with the design research studies conducted by METU Master of Urban Design (MUD) Graduate Studio in 2016-2017 Academic Term in the context of Suriçi, Diyarbakır under the title of ‘recovery urbanism’.