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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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36 Determination of Visitor Expectations in the Scope of Sustainable Tourism: The Case of Konya/Sille


Abstract: Culture tourism is a tourism activity which is fed by cultural treasures. Konya and its surroundings is an important tourism destination in Turkey with its tourism resources. With its 5000 years old history, its cultural diversity and its rich cultural heritage, Sille as a valley of history and culture, is an important tourism corridor for Konya. This article has been prepared depending on data collected through a survey study with 125 visitors who visited Sille in 2015. It was aimed at identifying resource values for Sille with the obtained data, through the determination of the expectations of domestic and foreign tourists to the area in order to enliven tourism at Sille and by attracting attention on its tourism potential.

Keywords: Culture tourism, Sustainable tourism, Visitor expectations, Konya/Sille

1 Aims and Background

In the past decade, it can be seen that various balanced and healthy approaches have emerged in order to prevent the negative developments which have been experienced in tourism globally. Among these approaches, the concept of “sustainable tourism” comes forward (Avcıkurt, 1996). According to Goodall (1992), sustainable is based on the approach of meeting the needs of visitors in a way that will improve the living standards of locals and protect environmental and cultural values (Eser, 2011). According to Müller (1993), it is defined as “tourism that has environmental and social compliance” (Eser, 2011). Müller (1993) expressed the concept of environmentally and socially compliant sustainable tourism with...

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