(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Land use changes in Istanbul’s Black Sea coastal regions between 1987 and 2007

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KURT S. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Istanbul, TURQUIE


Landsat 30 m satellite images from 1987 and 2007 are used in the study. The study area is 1000 m in width from the coastline to the land and the study has been carried out using the controlled classification method to classify areas into residential, agricultural, forest, bare land, brush/grassland, and lake/pond land classes. Land use changes between 1987 and 2007 were analysed in detail. Residential areas of the Black Sea coastal regions of İstanbul increased by 122% over the two decades. Also an increase of 55% in agriculture areas was observed, while there were decreases of 26% in forest areas and 15% in free land. It is probable that pressure on the İstanbul coastal regions will continue due to migration and rapid urbanization. Therefore, Istanbul’s Black Sea coastal regions should be maintained using a sustainable coastal management plan


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no2 [pp. 271-279]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-013-1009-7

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