Strategical environmental assessment (SEA) and a prototype approach for the integration of sea with strategic level planning in Turkey

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2003
Aydın, Mustafa
This study attempts to emphasize on the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) implementations for Turkey, particularly for strategic level planning activities. 1/25.000 scaled Territorial Plans are subject to be strategic level plans in Turkey since there are no regional plans developed in Turkey. Although these plans should carry the role of strategic decisions for the sector development of regions, they do not provide sufficient output for development for many reasons today. The aim of this thesis is to evaluate the role of Strategic Environmental Assessment in integrating environment into strategic decision making -particularly for 1/25.000 territories plans- and propose a prototype SEA approach for Turkey. An integrated structure of SEA and planning activities might provide healthier implementations for Territory plans and SEA might be used as an enhancement toll for our current planning system with its transparent, participatory, coordinating and auditing nature.

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M. Aydın, “Strategical environmental assessment (SEA) and a prototype approach for the integration of sea with strategic level planning in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.