The Importance of Institutional Capacity Creating in Urban Transformation Processes

Tufekci Y., Alkay E.

PLANLAMA-PLANNING, vol.29, no.1, pp.50-58, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/planlama.2019.39358
  • Title of Journal : PLANLAMA-PLANNING
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-58


Law Regarding the Transformation of Areas under Risk of Disaster (Law No: 6306 enacted in 2012) made all urban areas subject to urban transformation. Although the Ministry was principal authority, implication process was delegated to the responsibility of local authorities. In order to achieving implication processes, local authorities have to being restrucured institutionally and creating institutional capacities. Some concerns have been arisen in restructuring process that those, eventually, define the method of the capacity creating in order to succeed the targeted transformation action in the targeted area. Concerns are upon those questions: what is the way of establishing institutional capacity? What is the way of setting institutional strategic vision in order to achieving targeted urban transformation? What is the way of setting relations between the institution and other related institutions? What is the way of setting relations between the institution and actors involved in the transformation process? In that context, the aim of this research is to investigate the capabilities of local authorities in institutional restructuring and institutional capacity creating. Investigation was done by face-to-face interviews with three different metropolitan municipalities and evidences were discussed consistent with theoretical background.