EFFICIENCY OF THRESHOLD ANALYSIS FOR A INTEGRATED BASIN CONSERVATION APPROACH: AN INVESTIGATION ON 1/100.000 SCALED ENVIRONMENTAL PLANS


Çelikbilek A.

Uluslararası Su ve Çevre Kongresi, Bursa, Turkey, 22 March 2018, pp.1992-2002

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Bursa
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1992-2002

Abstract

The destruction of natural resources due to uncontrolled development after the Industrialization Period has led to the need for an equilibrium between economy and ecology. While many methods have been developed to achieve this equilibrium, planning activities have become one of the most important tools for environmental conservation as well as making decisions about using natural areas for human needs. The main purpose of this study is to determine how the environmental plans that are prepared to determine the strategies for conservation and development provide the conservation and utilization equilibrium via the planning decisions and how efficiently the threshold analysis method that is used to determine suitable areas for settlements and compare these areas in terms of costs is used for conservation purposes. Within the scope of the study, 22 environmental plans with 1/100.000 scaled are compared with each other and the scope determined in the legislation in terms of the way the natural thresholds are handled, classified and transferred to plan decisions in the plan explanatory reports. Thus, howthese plans guide subscaled plans and whether there is a joint approach in their environmental conservation policies will be analysed. It is believed that this study has great importance in terms of determinig a common minimum content for the studies of determining the natural thresholds that will be carried out in the future and in terms of using threshold analysis for determining the natural areas to be protected as well as determining the settlement areas.

Keywords: regional planning, environment plan, threshold analysis, basin planning, urban planning, urbanization, conservation and utilization equilibrium.