User Evaluation of the Urban Park Design Implementation with Participatory Approach Process

Turan S., Pulatkan M., Beyazli D., Özen B. S.

Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD), Lecce, Italy, 14 - 16 October 2015, vol.216, pp.306-315 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 216
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.12.042
  • City: Lecce
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-315
  • Keywords: Urban Design, Urban Park, Participatory Approach, User Evaluation
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Urban green spaces are the extensions of the natural environment, surroundings and inside of a city. Well-planned and designed open spaces particularly green spaces have a multiple positive effect on urban and urban dwellers. They contribute to the healthy development of the city, provide the city's fullness-emptiness balance physically, and create buffer zones between different use areas of the city. Urban parks which are the important parts of the urban ecosystem are important to improve the quality of life of a society especially where urbanization gradually increasing. Ensuring community participation in planning and designing urban parks creates an impact of increasing use of such areas. Observing how people use the park and measuring the perceptions is important in terms of how to design park to make a successful place.