Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 26 (1), 369-374. (2017)
Determination Of Conservation Areas and Tracking Sustainability With Lucis Models: A Case Study Of Istanbul
Taşdemir, I., Kaya, Ş.
Abstract: Two Bosporus bridges –built in 1973 and 1988, turned the direction of Istanbul’s urban expansion to the north. Hosting 20% of Turkey’s population, Istanbul proceeds to be more crowded city with new macro projects. However this expansion has become a significant threat to watershed protection zones, agricultural areas, protected areas, natural living zones and especially to the north forests. In this study, we use LUCIS (Land Use Conflict Identification Strategy) model in order to determine optimal protection zones, considering land use conflicts. Protection suitability analysis were made with LUCIS model that might help mentioned problem of many cities in developing countries.