In Turkey, urban regeneration projects are being used as an important land policy instrument to achieve sustainable development. However, the failure to meet residents’ expectations and to establish a sound legal framework, together with a and failure to establish an effective dialogue with the stakeholders, all have implications for the sustainability and eventual success of these policies. Firstly, this study is an examination of urban land development policies in Turkey, focusing on problems of urbanization and land management. Subsequently, urban regeneration projects in Konya, Turkey, were studied from an urban land development perspective and a proposal made for spatial objectives in an area planned for urban regeneration. The purpose of this study is to present spatial solutions the physical and social structural problems experienced in the old city center of the province of Konya in Turkey with urban regeneration applications, which are implementation methods for sustainable estate policies. For this purpose, firstly the methods that are used in Turkey for implementation of urban estate policies were examined in the light of the literature. Then, the urbanization-related problems in the selected site of urban regeneration were presented, and spatial solution recommendations were made in relation to renewal of the physical structure and increasing the quality of life. This study is important in terms of presenting and discussing the process of creating spatial-functional goals for producing sustainable estate policies and urban regeneration applications related to the urban sprawl, property issues and social structure problems that occur in city centers that are getting old.
Urban land policy, Urban regeneration, Land management, Sustainable planning