Use of market-led measures for land assembly in Turkey

Türk Ş. Ş., Demircioglu E.

Habitat International, vol.40, pp.201-210, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2013.04.004
  • Journal Name: Habitat International
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-210
  • Keywords: Land assembly, Market-led measures, Land development, Fatsa, Maltepe, Turkey, EFFICIENT APPLICABILITY, EMINENT DOMAIN, HONG-KONG, READJUSTMENT, ENVIRONMENT
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Public and private developers have long considered the difficulty of assembling land to be a major impediment to land development, especially in urban areas where property ownerships are fragmented. Market-led measures for land assembly can be seen as one of the solutions for the chronic land assembly problem. In this approach landowners get a density bonus if they achieve a certain size of land assembly voluntarily. However, in the literature, there is limited knowledge on their use and outcomes in cities. This article examines the experiences in using market-led measures for land assembly in two different cities in Turkey, Fatsa and Maltepe. Lessons can be extracted for other countries that intend to apply market-led measures for land assembly. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.