Integrated coastal zone management : case study İzmit Gulf integrated plan

Pehlivanküçük, Beril
This study focuses on the determination of locality of Integrated Coastal Zone Management studies in Turkish legislation and applicability. Accordingly the process of the awareness of necessity for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the world, related definitions, concepts and implementations, international institutional organizations and planning management experiences of different countries are firstly investigated. Afterwards coastal legislation, coastal planning process, recent studies in order to regulate authority in Turkey and as a result management, legislation, authority is evaluated. Finally Izmit Gulf (Kocaeli- Yalova) Integrated Coastal Zone Planning and Management Project are examined as a case study. State of Izmit Gulf, basic principles, zoning decisions and suggested strategies and activities are scrutinized. This study is also the first compilation concerning recent changes in planning legislation in Turkey related to ICZM studies.
Citation Formats
B. Pehlivanküçük, “ Integrated coastal zone management : case study İzmit Gulf integrated plan,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.