When public life and public spaces are concerned, it is essential that inter-cultural differences can not be ignored. Today, the metropolis is generally defined in Western terms, regardless of its location. However, the metropolis is also expected to gain more importance in terms of its local and cultural characteristics in the re-construction of public spaces. Thus an Eastern world metropolis like Istanbul is considered worth working on since it displays Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish Republic traces because of its geographical and cultural locations. In the line of appearance of the public life and public spaces within the diversity of urban pattern will be exemplified and through these, ways of inducing new designs will be discussed.