Agriculture in urban areas as a socio-economic and townscape value : the case of Rize

Üstoğlu, Deniz
Rapid urbanization, which is one of the major problems of contemporary era, created cities as the major destroying centers of nature and ecology by human beings. In this respect, urban agriculture takes place in urban areas as a new way to meet nature and urban for improving the quality of life in the last decades. Despite the belief that agricultural activities always take place in rural areas, agriculture in urban areas would provide citizens many opportunities in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects. This study aims to identify the notions of urban agriculture, and to investigate its economic, social and environmental impacts by exemplifying the different practices around world. It focuses on Black Sea Towns of Turkey in the case of Rize where agriculture is occupied in important parts of urban and rural areas. Unique features of agriculture in urban areas as they differ from other implementations in the world are examined. In this thesis, UA is considered as socio-economic and townscape value in the city. In the case of Rize, urban agriculture appears as an indispensable part of social life that bears the imprint of rural background of the cities.


Urban metabolism of İstanbul: waterfronts as metabolized socio-natures between 1839 and 2019
Sert, Esra; Sargın, Güven Arif; Department of Architecture (2020-12-25)
Viewing the construction processes of urban spaces through urban political ecology reveals a context that deals with the production of nature as space. Considering the age of ecological rift in which we live, the urgency for understanding and altering the complicated relationship between society and nature, institutionalized mainly through urban design and architectural projects in modern times, is apparent. For doing this, unfolding the urban metabolism of cities will have an essential place in the future....
Adopting sustainability assessment criteria to guide urban regeneraton projects: two case studies in Ankara
Seyhan, Zeynep.; Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Department of Architecture (2019)
Increasing awareness of climate change, loss of biodiversity and increase in environmental pollution due to the current trends of consumption in the urban areas have brought about a myriad of schemas to guide environmentally friendly urban developments. These schemes or Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment Tools (NSA Tools) provide a convenient way to establish healthier and sustainable cities. Meanwhile, Turkey is going through a rapid urban transformation process that is being questioned with respect to...
Falak, Hareem; Çalışkan, Olgu; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2022-7-7)
Traditionally the cities have evolved incrementally, but the modern approach to urbanism created a rupture in this evolution process by idealizing the holistic creation of a new urban utopia and, in most cases, disregarding the existing urban context and history. Due to the new typologies introduced by the modern architecture and urban design policies, a controversial relationship morphologically arises between the modern and traditional fabrics. This can be observed best in the urban peripheries where the ...
Assessing the sustainability of urban agriculture: the case of Çankaya municipality
Doğan, Şeyma Başak; Kayasü, Serap; Department of City and Regional Planning (2022-1-14)
Agriculture, as the basic economic activity carried out inside the city, has had both economic and social meaning for people since ancient times. However, industrialization caused an increase in the priority of non-agricultural activities in cities. As a result, agricultural activities had lost their importance inside cities, and were becoming mostly related to a rural context. Although agriculture is generally associated with a rural context, the economic, social, and environmental problems originated by r...
Land-cut versus landfill as an alternative for creating urban space on waterfronts
Yazıcı, Murat; Günay, Baykan; Department of City and Regional Planning (2010)
The main concern of this thesis is to evaluate the land-cut as an alternative urban design tool instead of landfill in the creation of shore in waterfront areas in terms of improving space quality, increasing the shoreline length for the use and benefit of public, decreasing the risks of natural disasters while increasing the marine ecosystem and habitat, and promoting the development of the land economy. The development of the idea dates back to an urban design studio study carried out in 2005 in Eceabat, ...
Citation Formats
D. Üstoğlu, “ Agriculture in urban areas as a socio-economic and townscape value : the case of Rize ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.