Real Estate Development at Landslides

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International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics (IJEGEO), vol.2 (1), no.1, pp.62-71, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 (1) Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics (IJEGEO)
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-71


The desire to grow and develop at a fast pace without regard for scientific conditions is an obsession, particularly of developing countries like Turkey. However, any development achieved in ignorance of the scientific process and sustainability leads to higher costs as well as serious losses in terms of human and other life. Our area of study is one of the best examples of the negative effects of this type of development. The area under study covers the landslide sites located on the southwest of Istanbul (the Büyükçekmece, Beylikdüzü, Avcılar and Esenyurt districts) which is the largest city in Turkey. In this study, we tried to probe into the real estate development process of the landslide sites, the measures taken or failed to be taken in this process, the humanitarian and economic conditions involved and the things required to be done