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Title: The role of government policies and strategies behind the shrinking urban core in an expanding city region: The case of Izmir
Authors: Özatagan, Güldem
Eraydın, Ayda
Keywords: Development strategy
Metropolitan area
Peripheral region
Urban economy
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Source: Özataǧan, G., and Eraydın, A. (2014). The role of government policies and strategies behind the shrinking urban core in an expanding city region: The case of Izmir. European Planning Studies, 22(5), 1027-1047. doi:10.1080/09654313.2012.757588
Abstract: Over the last few decades, the term urban shrinkage has come to be accepted as a valid concept in international academic circles, and has gradually gained importance, with its causes the subject of well-documented discussion. While previous discussions of urban shrinkage have directed attention to cities shrinking as a whole, recent research started to recognize the case of shrinkage in growing cities and regions. As such, recent discussions of urban shrinkage indicate that patterns of shrinkage vary considerably from city to city, and from sub-region to sub-region, with the importance of local dynamics in responding to changing economic pressures given much consideration. Recent studies have tended to disregard the role of government policies and strategies put in place to facilitate the adaptation of the urban economies to the new conditions. Taking Izmir as an example, being a fast-growing metropolitan region in Turkey, this paper presents evidence of government policies and strategies aimed at enhancing the development of peripheral areas that have led to shrinkage of the metropolitan core. This paper focuses on this experience and discusses its implications.
ISSN: 0965-4313
Appears in Collections:City and Regional Planning / Şehir ve Bölge Planlama
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WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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