Transformation and planning of coastal tourism regions

Ayfer Yazgan Gül, Ferhan Gezici, Elif Alkay

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This paper focuses on the changes and development taking place in coastal regions of Turkey as influenced with the development in tourism sector. In Aegean coastal areas in particular, the changes and implications are emerging with the effect of tourism development in Bodrum peninsula. The level of insensitivity and unconsciousness in approaching the impacts of tourism upon the environment, the changes taking place in upper and lower scale plan decisions and planning implementations, the adverse changes of the environment in touristic coastal areas and the risks for the future have all been elaborated for Bodrum in particular. In this context, the intention involves discussion of planning models for transformation to take place in Bodrum peninsula, as a case where deterioration and changes of the environment are quite intense with reference to sustainability of tourism and preservation of resources.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event7th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 2005 - Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 25 Oct 200529 Oct 2005


Conference7th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 2005


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