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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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8 Recreational Area Quality in Residential Environment


Abstract: Common goal for all physical, social, managerial and economic circles is “the creation of a livable space” that can respond to individual and social needs such as shelter, security, and recreation and that is egalitarian, and that means something to individuals. In the modern urban system fictionalized over home-dwelling life, there is an increasing need for spaces where town-dwellers can make use of their leisure time. Urban green spaces are the main components of the cities because they offer areas where inhabitants can benefit from their leisure time, as well as high life experience.Although there are different groups of individuals having the ability to translate the opportunities offered into recreational opportunities or groups of different users having various demographic structure, age, and sex characteristics, some common physical characteristics increase the recreational value of open spaces in the immediate vicinity of the housing. The areas that create an environment for the individual’s experience in both natural and cultural environments in terms of the sources of recreation that allow for various uses, and that are rich with regard to the presence of sustainable equipment and facilities define the areas with high recreational value. In this process, which requires evaluation in terms of physical, social, individual, managerial, and economic different variables; with the planned distribution of adequate space intensities in urban scale, creation of public spaces where the housing and its immediate vicinity is designed with a holistic approach, which are reliable, where easy accessibility is provided through the walking...

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