Turkish spatial planning practice in the neoliberal era: over-fragmentation

Duyguluer, Feridun
After 1950, Turkey had adopted comprehensive urban planning methodologies within the competence of a unique central authority. By 1980s, localization policies were introduced and local administrations had been authorized for planning issues. But this political turn could not continue effectively, because of dispersed sectoral policies have gained the leading role in decision making, creating the fragmentation problem. Administrative competences in different central bodies, especially in the sectoral ministries, have weakened the local decision mechanisms. This thesis will try to present a critical analysis of the aforementioned process aiming to provide the pros and cons of the multiple planning policies.


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Citation Formats
F. Duyguluer, “Turkish spatial planning practice in the neoliberal era: over-fragmentation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.