The Importance of Geological Conditions' Effects on Construction in Landscape Planning in Turkey

ÖZSOY E. A., Yilmaz G.

3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), U ARAB EMIRATES, 15 - 17 March 2017, vol.6, pp.776-786 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-63709-9_59
  • Country: U ARAB EMIRATES
  • Page Numbers: pp.776-786
  • Keywords: Landscape planning, Geology, Construction
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The development of the majority of the cities in Turkey from the point of urbanization were occurred without regard to the effects of the geological conditions of the region that were founded in the past. The settlement, transportation and industrialization greatly influence the natural environmental balance in a region. It is necessary to control the effects of such a development on the natural environment in order to prevent possible damage. For this reason, in addition to the social, cultural and economic conditions of the region, the geological and geotechnical conditions must be assessed very well. However, an urban development envisaged in such as principle may be a living city life with settlement, transportation and industrialization. It is an inevitable necessity and a responsibility at the same time to evaluate the geological structure of the ground, the geotechnical properties and the geological environmental conditions. The possible effects on the construction must be observed very well prior to the construction. The necessary precautions at the same time in the field of urban development are especially regarding the construction problems. In today's urbanization, especially in the construction sector, the importance of geology can only be understand after the events such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, collapses and destruction, which are caused by geological reasons and property destruction caused by them. In this study, the place and importance of the effects of geological conditions in Turkey are investigated and the solutions tried to be proposed.