The land readjustment its use in Turkey

Turk S.

30th IAHS World Congress on Housing, Coimbra, Portugal, 9 - 13 September 2002, pp.1145-1153 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Coimbra
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.1145-1153
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In realization of local physical plans, land readjustment method is that the important method in Turkey. Land readjustment is a method whereby the ownership of scattered and irregular plots of agricultural land is polled, roads and main infrastructure are built, and the land then subdivided into urban plots (35% of the total land in Turkey). The land readjustment method is not only to aim that the decisions of plan reflect to the space, but also, is to fulfill basic needs in settlements, to constitute the achievement of good urban design, to produce sufficient urban plots, to constitute healty infrastructure. The land readjustment is named as Article 18 in Turkey. Any detailed research related to the use of land readjustment in municipalities in Turkey has been not made so far. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the use of land readjustment method in Turkeybyevaluating the other land acquisition methods. The other purpose of paper is to determine the importance degree in solution of problems in land readjustment process in Turkey according to the sampling group. For this research, a sample survey method is used and 468 questionnaires are completed by Planning Office of the Municipalities of urban areas in different population groups in Turkey.