Planned development versus unplanned change: The effects on urban planning in Turkey

Bakir N., Doğan U., Gungor M., Bostancı B.

LAND USE POLICY, vol.77, pp.310-321, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.05.036
  • Journal Name: LAND USE POLICY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-321
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Considering the planning systems introduced by different schools throughout the world, it can be seen that the flexible and participative approaches gained importance when compared to the traditional approaches, and that different implementation types mediating these approaches are being developed in the new order. In the master plan experience of Turkey, where the traditional approach plays dominant role in practice, the local governments are given the authority of making master plan amendments, as well as the right to prepare the plan itself. But, this practice enabled for the sake of public interest has become one of the frequently used planning instruments; it moved away of urban plan and a new challenge resulting in the rent has come to the forefront.