The actual planning practice and the existing planning institutions cannot be understood without the historical evaluation of the political economy of the nation. The history of urban planning has gone hand in hand with the history of all the modernization efforts dated back the beginnings of the enlightment period. In a similar manner, planning thought and its institutionalization in the Turkish context has begun at the second half of the 19th century and is continuing till today.

An introduction to the administrative and organizational structure of planning system in Turkey. Review of legal concepts in Turkish legislative, judiciary and administrative systems. Analysis of Turkish Republic Constitution and Development Law and other related laws, by-laws and regulations and their usage in current planning practice. Discussions on the current issues and debates on legislative and administrative structure of planning in Turkey.