The urbanization under contemporary capitalism is planetary and it has
extended to geographies far beyond the edge of mega-cities and regions.
Meanwhile, inherited conceptions of the urban as a bounded, universal
settlement type and inherited urban forms are continually transforming
and restructuring. This study explores and analyses the pattern and
dynamics of extended urbanization in Türkiye. Marmara Region that is one
of the most populated and industrialized regions of Türkiye is selected
as a case area. Today, the region is extendedly urbanised, and the
urbanisation has taken various material forms in space and mining takes
the lead spreading throughout the area. As it is illustrated, extended
urbanization formations are degrading the Marmara Region’s erstwhile
wilderness and rural areas that extends far beyond the concentrated
urban areas and megacity İstanbul.