Economic policies, legislative regulations and professional ethics in urban planning in Turkey

Erdoğan, Ayhan
In a profession group, ethic principles are seriously on the agenda when professional ideals and practices are separated from each other; and the difference between what is and what should be increased. In this context, the thesis study shows that there is a growing tension between the historically produced ethical principles of urban planning profession and professional practices; and, because Turkey experienced economic and legal changes and transformations in urban planning, professional ethics violations were transformed within this framework. The main argument of this thesis is that the increasing popularity of professional ethical issues is to be related to increasing disparity between professional ideals and urban planning practices. And this argument becomes more meaningful in cases when the whole professional domain that is production of built environment, land use development has become the main arena of economical accumulation and interest. In this study, the basic economic paradigm v shifts and legislative regulations in the country since 1950 are examined in three subperiods and the effects of the changes and transformations experienced in these periods on the planning profession and occupational ethics are studied. In this context, it aims to study the relationship between economic and legislative regulations in Turkey and professional ethics violations and occupational debates via the cases sent to UCTEA Chamber of City Planners Discipline Committee because it involves practices that are contrary to the urban planning ethics


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Citation Formats
A. Erdoğan, “Economic policies, legislative regulations and professional ethics in urban planning in Turkey,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.