The Social construction of meaning in landscape architecture: A Case study of Gençlik Parkı in Ankara

Uludağ Sökmen, Zeynep


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Akkar Ercan, Zübeyde Müge (2015-08-01)
In the prevailing literature on contemporary public spaces, two contested sets of arguments become apparent: one depicts the 'end of public space', while the other challenges with this 'end of public space' discourse. Following the debates, one can ask the question of whether there has been any ideally 'public' or 'inclusive' public space ever in cities, or the inclusivity (thereby 'publicness') of public spaces can or may change in time based on a variety of factors. This research, addressing these questio...
The process and feasibility of building deconstruction: a case study in Ankara
Çakıcı, Fatma Zehra; Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Department of Architecture (2005)
Today because of changes in the zoning plans, structural problems, building obsolescence and owner̕s wishes, old buildings are being demolished to erect newer, larger and taller ones. The objective of this study was to investigate the process and feasibility of building deconstruction. A literature survey was conducted on two unpublished theses at Middle East Technical University (METU), and publications available on web sites and international conference proceedings. Case studies were conducted on building...
The role of urban space in socialization and dissociation : demystification of public spaces
Uzunoğulları, Elif Ed; Barlas, M. Adnan.; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2019)
The literature related to urban space is full of scholarly writings which praise public spaces as the engenderer of identity, social integrity, and socialization. Within this thesis it is argued that public spaces do not necessarily render socialization possible. With respect to time, the very same public spaces manifest events that both give way to social behavior which may ends with either socialization and dissociation. For this end, it is utmost important to understand that what socialization really is....
The transformative role of representational media within the context of contemporary housing : the gated enclaves of Ankara and consumer culture
Öden, Alper; Sargın, Güven Arif; Department of Architecture (2004)
The Post-Fordist structure has aroused as a response to the stable/rigid configuration of Fordism that caused a bottleneck within capitalist organization since the mid 1970s. This period is also labeled as flexible accumulation that is based on the least circulation period of capital and as a result turnover time of the consumption objects. Here, consumption becomes a cultural activity besides its role of meeting material necessities and calls for a form of culture, in which the symbolic value of any object...
The humanistic meaning of urban squares: the case of çayyolu urban square project
Zeka, Başak; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2011)
Urban public squares, within the context of public spaces, are essential components of cities because they provide spaces for social interaction. This helps sustain the humanization of the society through gathering, lingering and wandering through, and engaging together into various human activities and can make significant contributions to the cultural development of communities. In the last three decades, the concept of public space has been redefined within the context of urban space development leading ...
Citation Formats
Z. Uludağ Sökmen, “ The Social construction of meaning in landscape architecture: A Case study of Gençlik Parkı in Ankara,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 1998.