Journal Of Environmental Protection And Ecology, vol.22, no.6, pp.2466-2475, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
The globalisation process has caused a rapid urban change and transformation; in recent
years, with the tourism activity in rural areas, they have experienced the change of traditional life
culture and texture. In this process, it is necessary to make the right planning decisions at both the
settlement and building scale. In particular, the mismanagement of tourism activities; Changes in
the life styles of societies may lead to the risk of abandonment of use and functions in traditional
buildings. Thus, it can bring about negative developments such as the fact that settlements are a consumption product of mass tourism. With the study, it is aimed to prevent the negative developments
of mass tourism in rural areas and to increase the level of social, economic and spatial life quality
of tourism activities. A model proposal was developed with the inventory, analysis and evaluation
process by using the “Post Occupancy Evaluation” (POE) method. The model proposal has been
handled in three main dimensions and three main frameworks. At the end of the study, steps towards
improving the life quality of rural environments were determined. In addition, it is predicted that it
will contribute to the literature with the proposed model and solution suggestions.
Keywords: rural environment, cultural tourism, socio-economic change, socio-cultural life, rural
architectural heritage, indoor environmental quality.