Urban Separation: Nicosia
Deniz Iscioglu

Asst. Prof. Dr. Deniz Iscioglu, Department of Business and Administration, Public Administration Program, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, N.Cyprus, Mersin 10 Turkey.
Manuscript Received on November 11, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on November 12, 2014. | Manuscript published on November 15, 2014. | PP: 1-5 | Volume-1 Issue-2, November 2014.
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Abstract: The concept of “city” was defined in different ways in different periods of history. The definition of city varies between historic periods. The concept of “dual city” emerges with gaining importance of economic factors in the city. Social inequality gradually increases in cities with the global economic system. Social inequality gradually increases in cities with the global economic system. This causes urban separations (division). Cities can divide into economic and social segments as well as administrative and physical segments due to political issues. urban planning is one of the most important tools to be used by urban administers to prevent “urban separation” and “urban inequality”. This study addresses Nicosia as a divided city. The purpose of this study is to explain importance of urban planning for resolution of problems in divided cities. In this respect, it will be addressed how political problems in the country put an effect on Nicosia. The study also covers how the problems caused by urban separation will be resolved with urban planning. Besides urban and environmental problems, unplanned urbanization causes political and economic problems in Nicosia case. It is possible with political discretions of societies to ensure Northern Nicosia and Southern Nicosia which have been continuing development as two different cities for 40 years in a country which seeks for permanent peace on the island, maintain existence as a single city and Nicosia becomes an EU capital in integrity. Planning for development of the city would provide benefits for both Northern and Southern Nicosia.
Keywords: Urban Planning, Urban Separation, Dual City, Urban Division, Nicosia.