Local government green space policy : the cases of Kartal and Sariyer in İstanbul

Coşkun, Özlem
Askew and unsystematic urbanization that occurred after rapid increase and migration in 1950̕s in Türkiye, caused destruction of green spaces. In this way, green spaces in urban pattern that are insufficient now are going to decrease day by day. As a result, human beings that are living in cities have to survive their life in a condition of less green and much building. Urban populace has physical and psychological problems caused by noise, pollution, stress together with not meeting their strolling, resting and being comfortable. For this reason, importance of green spaces is increasing day by day. Being under a disaster of earthquake doubles this importance in Istanbul. In this research, in which green spaces in Kartal and Sariyer are taken into consideration, one-by-one fixing and photographing technique is used. Results are evaluated in terms of ownership, opening year, classification, size, activity and distribution of green spaces. Research is consisting of eight chapters. Aim and extension of research is taken into consideration in first chapter. In second chapter, urban open and green spaces are examined in terms of definition, classifications, hierarchy and design criteria. Third chapter include urbanization and green pace relation. In this chapter, historical development of urban open spaces, importance of urban open and green spaces and need of green space issues are mentioned. Green space concept in development plans are taken into consideration in fourth chapter. Firstly, green space concept in development plans; then, procuring methods of green spaces and at last, problems of application decisions of green spaces are examined. Fifth chapter includes green space norms in Türkiye and in other countries and comparison of these norms. In sixth chapter, green space situation of Istanbul, Kartal and Sariyer are given. In this chapter, firstly, urbanization


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Citation Formats
Ö. Coşkun, “Local government green space policy : the cases of Kartal and Sariyer in İstanbul,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.