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The Role of Regional Strategies in Sustainable Development: The Approach of City Plan


  • Mustafa Polat

    (Turkish Military Academy, Ankara, 06000, Turkey)

  • Korhan Arun

    (Department of Business Administration, Namik Kemal University,Tekirdag, 59000, Turkey)


In the world economy and development, understanding changes are occurring, with the EU integration process of developments and understanding of planning priorities when considered as together, "city" scale development approach and an appropriate planning system, that is the basis of Turkey`s administrative division and the national management system, should be improved self-rises. To reduce disparities among regions to an acceptable level and development of relatively underdeveloped regions and cities, naturally, a development and planning system even starting from the city and province levels, is required. In today's sustainable understanding and evolution tools, burden important functions to local units, as "participation" in the foreground stands out in the stages of planning and execution of the development strategies. Regional and city development plans and strategies as the center of rapid and balanced development dynamics are sensitive to local needs and local initiatives are required in being a trigger level. The study is done with Goal Directed Project Management methodology, and in the study city level taken as an example of city scale development approach and an appropriate planning system. Key Words:Sustainable Development, Regional Strategies, City Plan, Innovation

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  • Mustafa Polat & Korhan Arun, 2014. "The Role of Regional Strategies in Sustainable Development: The Approach of City Plan," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 3(4), pages 27-41, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:3:y:2014:i:4:p:27-41

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