2nd International Conference/Workshop on the State-of-the-Art of ICM in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea: Immediate Needs for Research, Education / Training & Implementation, Muğla, Turkey, 14 - 18 October 2008, pp.183-192
Coastal areas have always been a vital space for humankind. These areas played a key role for development of civilisations throughout the history of humankind. Settlement coast relation is one of the most important issues in coastal management today. On the other hand, urban coastal areas and problems herein are also primary issues within urban planning concept. Activities such as industry and mining cause numerous problems in using urban coastal areas. Besides the environmental problems caused by industrial sectors; urban coastal areas also confront with different types of problems due to abandonment of several areas with relocation of industrial and mining areas from urban coasts. These problems related with re-use or future use of related areas. This situation has a potential to be a focal point of various social and political discussions.