The Effects of the Places as Urban Open Spaces on the Quality of Life: The Case of Trabzon


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BAYRAMOĞLU E. , Yurdakul N. M.

TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.8, ss.425-435, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7596/taksad.v8i1.1554
  • Dergi Adı: TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.425-435

Özet

The rate of technological improvements, scientific activities and post-urbanization has increased rapidly, which has affected urban users. By creating an integral part of the city's environment, the use of active green areas enables the community to realize all sorts of social activities. City users prefer open public spaces in urban squares to perform recreational activities (relaxation, rest, eating and having a good time). Urban areas, which are mostly used by the users during the urbanization period, are the squares and the connected roads. The streets providing the plazas and transportation are the cultural heritage bearers of urban life as well as the memories that a city has accumulated over the years. The squares also have the effect of creating an image of the city reflecting its identity. As part of life in urban squares and streets, people are engaged in activities both physically and socially. However, these areas are occupied with heavy traffic and surrounded by the buildings at the point we are nowadays. For this reason, contemporary cities have begun to face contradictions as unidentified and unqualified compared to past cities. In this study, the city square and the connected Gazipap Street, Uzun Sokak, Maras Street, which are described as the Trabzon Ataturk Field, were discussed in terms of square images, square functions, square functions and spatial structures. In this sense, the effects of the squares that differ from social, cultural and economical in terms of urban life, design and planning criteria have been evaluated. Observations and evaluations were carried out in the study. In this context, the quality of life of users has been evaluated and recommendations have been developed.