Challenges of coastal resort towns regarding second home developments: Challenges of coastal resort towns regarding second home developments : the case of Ayvalık

Gülcan, Meltem
Second homes have been rapidly increasing throughout the world, especially in high amenity landscapes due to increasing mobility, greater leisure time after retirements and development of transportation means. Second home development in Turkey has been accelerated in the Mediterranean and Aegean coastal resorts especially after the 1980s. Fascination of rural environments, low cost of living and accommodation for holiday, considering second homes as investments and future permanent homes after retirements, and less stressful way of living in such coastal towns attract domestic and foreign tourists to buy second homes in amenity rich coastal areas of Turkey. This has been led to second home invasion and construction pressure on amenity rich landscapes, protected lands, countryside and natural environments. This thesis aims to investigate the challenges of coastal resort towns regarding second-home developments.


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M. Gülcan, “Challenges of coastal resort towns regarding second home developments: Challenges of coastal resort towns regarding second home developments : the case of Ayvalık ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.