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New Approaches to Spatial Planning and Design

Planning, Design, Applications

Edited By Murat Özyavuz

One of the main objectives of planning and design is the reflection of the works to the space. Therefore, the starting point of this book is to reveal the research conducted by different professions in the field of spatial planning and design. For this purpose, original researches on direct application and land were included. Planning and design studies need co-operation between professions in order to fulfill this philosophy. These activities are effective means of fulfilling the philosophy of sustainability. Planning and design is a tool to tell the story of a community, and how it’s past, present and future work together for a sustainable tomorrow. The design process in which the most appropriate spatial compositions are revealed by shaping the areas in the direction of planning decisions, develops in the continuation of the planning process. This book is for landscape architects and other planning and design professions. Theoretical foundations, theories, methods, and applications will be essential parts of this reference book. In addition, this book addresses several very different subjects of study; landscape management, biodiversity, landscape restoration, landscape design, urban design, urban planning and architectural design related to theory, practice and the results will be covered.

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1 Perception of Quality of Life on the Axis of Tourism-Focused Local Development, Example of Amasya


Abstract: In this chapter, we study the effects that tourism creates on quality of life, as being important for the sustainable improvement of tourism. For this reason, this chapter is focusing on defining the behaviors and perceptions of the local public in order to understand the effect tourism has on the quality of life and trying to understand the relation in between the perception of quality of life of the local public and support given for tourism-focused development policies. The empirical part of the chapter covers the historical neighborhoods in the central district of Amasya. The survey was conducted between November and December of 2017 and sampled 460 people living in Amasya. Principal components analysis is applied to statistically measure structural validity of the scale. Non-parametric test methods Spearman’s Correlation and Kruskal Wallis were used in the study. It was found that factors that determine how neighborhood inhabitants perceive the effects for tourism are, respectively, “effects of tourism oriented decisions,” “positive effects of tourism on economic environment,” “negative effects of tourism on physical environment,” and “negative effects of tourism on social environment.” It has also been determined that the dimensions determining the district residents’ general support of tourism are “motive of participation in tourism activities” and “motive of support of tourism activities.” The research data collected indicated that opinions regarding tourism development reflected differences according to the perceived impact and effects of tourism on the socio-cultural, physical, and tourism-oriented decisions. In the study, it has been found that...

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