Development planning approach for children with orthopaedic disabilities; example of Eymir Lake (Ankara)

Pouya S., Demirel O.

FORESTIST, vol.69, no.1, pp.11-21, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/forestist.2019.362135
  • Journal Name: FORESTIST
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-21
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to provide the re-planning of Lake Eymir, located in the city of Ankara with the participation of shareholders and children with orthopedic disabilities as the main user group. Post-occupancy evaluation was implemented in the research and techniques, and surveys, observations, and interviews with experts were used. Behavioral maps showing the activities of the subjects were created using geographical information systems. People's rude manners, limited means of transport, and economic problems prevent children with disabilities from visiting open green areas. It is suggested that Lake Eymir and its surroundings should be convenient for developing activities for children with disabilities. A convenient and accessible passage should be planned to achieve this.