Urban and Regional Planning in Turkey

  • Ö. Burcu Özdemir Sarı
  • Suna S. Özdemir
  • Nil Uzun

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nil Uzun, Ö. Burcu Özdemir Sarı, Suna S. Özdemir
    Pages 1-9
  3. Contemporary Issues of Urban and Regional Planning

  4. Challenges of Urban and Regional Planning

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-291

About this book


This book presents an overview of urban and regional planning in Turkey. It discusses the fundamental topics and contemporary issues in the field. The book is organized in two parts and it includes 14 chapters. Chapter 1 is designed as an introduction defining the framework of urbanisation in Turkey, and the evolution of urban planning providing a background for the remaining chapters. In Part I, contemporary issues of urban and regional planning in Turkey are covered (i.e., new route taken by regional planning, the role of the planner in the process of shaping the urban form of Turkish cities, the specific features of Turkish city centres, large-scale public investments and their effects on urban areas, urban growth of Turkish cities from an urban morphological viewpoint, and problems and recent planning discussions related to the conservation of archaeological heritage). The challenges faced by urban and regional planning in Turkey are discussed in Part II (i.e., major challenges in residential transformation, excess housing production and the future of housing markets, challenges posed by increasing (global) immigration and refugees, challenges due to integration of a resilience thinking framework into the planning systems, development and planning activities of settlements in hazard prone areas, and the current state of climate policy and governance). In the concluding chapter an overall assessment of the contemporary issues and challenges for urban and regional planning in Turkey is made with special emphasis on the last 15 years of the country. Discussions on the case of Turkey could be useful examples both for developed and developing countries.


Urban Planning Regional Planning Urbanization Urban and Regional Issues Turkey Turkish regional development City Planning in Turkey Turkish urban planning process

Editors and affiliations

  • Ö. Burcu Özdemir Sarı
    • 1
  • Suna S. Özdemir
    • 2
  • Nil Uzun
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of City and Regional PlanningÇankaya UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of City and Regional PlanningMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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