DETERMINATION OF FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL SETTLEMENTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY OF ECOLOGICAL BELTS AND CORRIDORS WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO THE ISTANBUL CASE


Ozbek R., Citil E., Gunduz S.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, vol.12, no.3, pp.1058-1067, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1058-1067

Abstract

Paper aims to define accurate usage characteristics and economical identities that will provide sustainable development in terms of their existing resources and specifications for settlements at the European side of Istanbul. For this purpose, an evaluation has been made to determine necessary interim safeguards whilst the spatial planning studies are completed which will address how to satisfy the needs and expectations of the local people while supporting the sustainability of the ecological belts and corridors. Economical identity of the settlements has been produced by taking into consideration of natural, ecological, political, geographical and managerial approaches.