Development Problems of Rural Settlements
Located Near the Major Cities
Geographic focus: Turkey / Bagyurdu District
Date completed: 2002
Development plans for semi-urban areas near large cities often treat these outlying areas as though they were urban, regardless of stark differences in administrative, demographic, socio-economical and cultural characteristics. Omer Selvi, a student from the Izmir Institute of Technology in Turkey, compared development plans for the large city of Izmir and the settlement of Bagyurdu. Using maps of land use, population distribution, and transportation networks, Omer demonstrated that the settlement had been planned as though it had the same characteristics as the city. A final map presented recommendations for zoning and for developing infrastructure networks.
Topics / keywords: Development; Infrastructure