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December 2004 - August 2005
It’s been 20 years since the 1999 earthquakes, known as the biggest disaster in the recent history of Turkey. Although important steps have been taken and there has been progress over the past years, the author, considering the year 2019 a significant milestone, emphasizes the importance of approaching the disaster risk profiles of cities with the...
This chapter focuses on recent development and planning activities of settlements on hazard-prone areas across Turkey. The major contribution is to investigate challenges regarding recent urban transformation activities that the Law 6306 indicates. Those activities were realized in specific areas that were declared as risky areas (vulnerable reside...
Turkey’s river flood protection system is based on surveys and assessments of a central authority as well as its limited powers of intervention. The local governments, which are the closest units of public administration to flood risk areas, are under various pressures for development. However, it is crucial to integrate flood risk mitigation effor...
Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges that we face today. A certain level of climate change is now unavoidable. Along with mitigation efforts to curb further global warming, we have to take actions to adapt to the changing climatic conditions. Cities are on the front lines of climate change impacts. Therefore, the role of c...