European Planning Studies, 2023 (SSCI)
After mining activities, mining areas are characterized as unidentified, dysfunctional and degraded landscape. However, such these areas can be converted into landscapes with high perception of landscape potential after the necessary efforts are completed. Before planning and designing such landscapes, it is necessary to determine the factors affecting the preferences. The study focuses on the impact of design focus and intensity on land use preferences. In the study, three stages of design intensity belonging to three different focuses of design were examined over three elements of landscape. After examinations, it was determined that the participants generally preferred mixed-oriented images, in which human and nature factors were equally effective. In addition, it has been confirmed that usage preferences differ in terms of design focus and design intensity. The parameters that should be considered in order to achieve the ideal and preferred designs that appeal to everyone are revealed. It has been determined that the uses in which the parameters of “Original”, “Recreative” and “Beneficial” are defined together are generally preferred. When the demographic characteristics are considered, found that the other variables, except the age factor, form significant relationships when examined on the basis of landscape elements, not in collective preferences.