The impact of economic growth oriented development policies on landscape changes in Istanbul Province in Turkey


CENGİZ S. , ATMİŞ E., GÖRMÜŞ CENGİZ S.

LAND USE POLICY, cilt.87, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

Özet

This study has been conducted based on the main question how urban policies focusing on economic growth and urban sprawl affect green areas and forests in the course of time. Its main goal is to assess the effects of Turkey's rapid urbanization policy on the green areas in Istanbul. The sub-goals of the study are: (i) To determine the land use and land change in 1984-2000-2017, (ii) To explain the ecological response of the pressure of land change on urban green areas and (iii) To discuss the urban and forestry policies accelerating change of land use.