The 2000s have been the years when comprehensive changes have begun to be lived in terms of public administration and planning. Legal formations realized in this short period of time have strongly modified the contents of public administration and planning, and have revealed new expectations. At this point, both urban planners and local governments have started to review their point of views about planning. Today the fundamental actors of urban planning in Turkey query themselves and the legislators as to whether the concept of strategic planning can be a magic wand for the planning systems of Turkey, which has continued in a problematic manner since the very beginning. Within the scope of this study, questions such as the meaning of the concept of "strategic plan", its legal basis, and the new urban order that it shall create shall be analyzed.