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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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2 Investigation of Water Process Analysis Method

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Abstract: Water is one of the most important natural resources on earth. All living things need water for a healthy and quality life. In this context, the conservation of usable water is very important. In this chapter, the water process analysis method which is developed to contribute to the protection of water resources has been examined. The method aims to identify vulnerable areas to water conservation. In the scope of the method, the infiltration of the precipitation water in the vegetation cover, soil and rock layers are evaluated and are mapped. The findings obtained in the context of the method contribute to the spatial plans developed on the basis of protection of water resources. In addition, these findings contribute to the determination of ecological land use decisions and the determination of vulnerable landscape. In this section, nature-based solutions, ecological processes, hydrologic cycle which are the basis of the method are examined.

Keywords: Water process method, Nature-based solution, Ecological process, Hydrologic cycle

1 Introduction

The world runs on water. Water is the most abundant molecule on Earth. It is the only one that can be found naturally in solid, liquid, and gas and is essential to all life on Earth [1,2]. Therefore, clean and safe water supplies are vital for industry, agriculture, and energy production. Decisions about water affect many areas of life [3,4,5]. In addition, water-related issues are the cornerstones of life. These topics include sufficient water of adequate...

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