The publication consists of original maps based on current data on issues including population, economic activity, education, land use, transportation, earthquakes, buildings, housing, health, social infrastructure, consumption, and energy, presented in line with essays and articles written by experts conducting research on these issues. The introduction includes a text by Charles Waldheim who coined the term landscape urbanism to define the re-emergence of landscape as a tool for contemporary urban structure. The urban planner and cartographer Murat Güvenç, whose work in the field of social geography has constructed the basis of Mapping Istanbul, focuses in his essays on the peculiar conditions that formed Istanbuls built environment and the ways in which the citys social geography can be deciphered through maps.
The visualization of all data gathered throughout the project is realized by the Superpool team. The book is designed by Project Projects, renowned for their successful design experiences for publications, exhibitions, and interactive projects.