An Analysis of the Framework of Urban Public Policy for Effective City Centre Development: The Planning Issues and Challenges for Turkish City Centres

  • Burcu H. OzuduruEmail author
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This chapter offers an insight to planning issues and challenges for Turkish city centres as well as an analysis of specific features of Turkish city centres along with general characteristics of urban public policy and programmes. It will discuss the impact of new consumption spaces (i.e., shopping centres) and development patterns (compactness vs. urban sprawl) on city centres; spatial problems of city centres; social segregation and inequality in city centres; and issues of accessibility in relation to major strategies of urban resilience. The goal is to uncover normative and descriptive characteristics of city centres at a multiscale level, which will be useful for investigating the theoretical and practical aspects related to city centres. This chapter will be helpful to find common ground among many countries for urban public policymaking, and hopefully, for more innovative and effective plans. Such policy programmes and plans developed specifically for city centres will help preserve and prosper city centre vitality in an era of complexity. This chapter explores whether there is regularity in site characteristics of city centres, which are implicit in theoretical foundations, and in probing further, to explore common planning issues and challenges that city centres are facing around the world.


City centres Shopping streets Shopping centres Urban resilience Urban sprawl 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningGazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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