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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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3 A New Solution Proposal for Pedestrian–Vehicle Traffic: Uzun Street Sample in Turkey

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Abstract: This chapter was made in order to propose a solution to ease the traffic flow of Uzun Street where the pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic is dense. In the scope of the study, a structural walking platform at the levels of the second floors of the buildings lined up along the axis of Uzun Street will be built. Motor vehicle traffic will be made possible under the platform and passages to the side streets will be built. Thus, both the pedestrian density of the street will be eased and the second-floors will be used as stores.

Keywords: Uzun Street, Urban design, Pedestrian Crossings, Double-story road

1 General Information

Trade areas are important for the development of the city, and they have played an active role in the formation of the city for ages. Particularly, from 19th century onwards city centers and trade areas have been in interaction with each other in the development and organization of the cities, and this turned the city centers into trade centers. City centers today do not only meet people’s daily needs but also they serve for other needs such as socio-cultural and entertainment activities, being the place where people meet each other and talk. Trade areas in the city centers are not only the places where people go for shopping but also the places where people gather in order to carry out social activities.

There is a need for a better transportation system...

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