Issues of sustainable development in logical and global context : the case of Muğla

Doğru, Evrim
The sustainable development concept has entered the urban planning agenda of Turkey mainly after Habitat II Conference held in Istanbul in 1996. Turkey is trying to adopt the experiences of developed countries to improve the planning system including the sustainable development criteria. In this study, planning experience of Muğla is selected as a case study to criticize and evaluate on the changing planning process of cities in Turkey in terms of sustainable development criteria, which requires new approaches that are integrative and participative between local and global context. In the case of Muğla, the urban form has shaped according to the development areas declared in the plans as additional districts to the traditional city since 1930s; that is, the result was not sustainable in the long run because of some environmental, socio-economic and political values. In the thesis, the problems of the case related to planning experience through sustainable development objectives are stated and solutions are proposed for a sustainable city.


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Citation Formats
E. Doğru, “Issues of sustainable development in logical and global context : the case of Muğla,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.