The elements of forming traditional Turkish cities: Examination of houses and streets in historical city of Erzurum

Oezdemir I. M., TAVŞAN C., Oezgen S., Sagsoez A., Kars F. B.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.43, no.5, pp.963-982, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2006.05.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.963-982
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


When the historical parts of cities-which are the cultural mosaics and which reflect the feelings, thoughts, tendencies, life experiences and the accumulations of the periods in which they were built-begin to disappear, it affects the historical identities of the cities negatively. Investigating, learning, documenting and transferring to the future the values of these spaces, which are bridges between past and future, are vitally important for the maintenance of the cities. This analytical study carried out in Uc Kumbetler and its vicinity in the historical city of Erzurum-where historical and traditional urban elements such as religious buildings, traditional houses, streets, and fountains are intense-aimed at fulfilling these ends.