Simge Balcı published the MSc. thesis from Restoration Program of Yıldız Technical University with the adviser Prof. Dr. M. Cengiz CAN on december 2017.

In this study, the conservation of the urban voids in historical areas is investigated; the definition of the urban void and its formations, classification and conservation problems are discussed. The value of voids which is as an excluded area from conservation discipline until recently is explained and their important role in the historical and cultural sustainability of the city is emphasized. The examinations of Divanyolu and its surroundings are the scope of this thesis.

Keywords: Historical environment, void, urban void, conservation of historical voids, Divanyolu