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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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42 Investigating the Seismicity of Urban Areas Using Definite Parametres: City Center of Karabuk

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Abstract: Many factors are considered in the planning of urban areas. One of these factors is earthquake zones. In this study, geology, distance to fault lines, information about topography and groundwater, with the help of geographic information systems, is aimed to determine suitable settlement areas. When the earthquake damage risk map of the study area is examined, the middle and western sections of the region are High Risk, the middle sections of the region, along the western boundary, the south section and, to a lesser extent, the eastern section, High Risk, the south-eastern part of the western part is less risky and the eastern part of the zone is the least risky area. In this study, the analysis was conducted by using ArcGIS 10.1 Geographic Information System software, an earthquake risk map was constructed and measures to be taken against the damage caused by a possible earthquake were assessed.

Keywords: Urban areas, Earthquake, Damage risk analysis, Karabük, GIS

1 Introduction

Due to the increase in human population, rapid urbanization gained a global dimension. Today, nearly half of the world’s population lives at urban areas. The urban population is increasing at a faster pace than the overall world population and it is estimated that until 2030, more than 60 % of the global population would live in the cities. These dramatic changes in the global urbanization process have found its reflection also in the case of Turkey. Urbanization, which had become visible...

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