Evaluating different planting design compositions for visual landscape quality in street planting

Turgut H., Atabeyoğlu Ö., Yılmaz H., Irmak M. A.

Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.13, no.1, pp.49-66, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Street greening in urban settings fails due to several extreme conditions or inappropriate plant species and compositions. In recent years, urban transformations have been carried out in Erzurum, one of the most important cities of the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Seventeen different planting design compositions produced by digital simulation for the Cumhuriyet Street, the most important street and trade center of the city, were evaluated using visual landscape quality method. The Design Scenarios was sorted by a questioners which was held by 150 participants for sorting color size and form and the results were evaluated in the SPSS statistic software. The most preferred plant designs for the street had spherical form, pink color, slight texture and 1.5-2 meters tall. In addition, the proportion of closure in the plant designs produced in our study was computed and it was compared with the results of the analysis. The results are important in putting the outcomes into practice regarding the participation of public in the reformation of urban living areas.