Geoenvironmental evaluation for planning: an example from Gumushane City, close to the North Anatolia Fault Zone, NE Turkey


TÜDEŞ Ş., CERYAN Ş., BULUT F.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.71, no.4, pp.679-690, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-012-0439-2
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.679-690

Abstract

The paper highlights the importance of establishing an appropriate database of information to assist planners in site selection and decisions regarding land usage. Such a database should include geological and geotechnical information, but this should be assessed from a geoenvironmental viewpoint. The city of Gumushane in the Black Sea region is discussed, as this area is close to the North Anatolia Fault Zone and there is a shortage of "suitable" ground for development.