LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT, vol.32, no.8, pp.2661-2676, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
Today, with the gradual expansion of city centres, mining sites neighbouring cities have become high-potential landscapes on which user needs and urban ecological necessities can be satisfied. However, as works on such fields remain at the upper scale and planning level, subscale design efforts required to give the areas in question an identity and usage opportunities are quite limited. Within this context, the present study aims to create various usage paradigms by evaluating the landscaping potentials of new landscape elements in rehabilitated mining sites. The study defined these new landscape elements and determined usage scenarios for the landscape elements by following different design approaches. These new usage scenarios were categorized into three different design orientations as nature-oriented, human-oriented, and mixed-use. These categorizations were then transformed into 30 paradigms based on deliberations with experts. The aim here was to define multipurpose usages required for natural and human needs in rehabilitated mining sites.