A Framework for sustainable urban mobility in historic urban landscapes: a proposal for antalya kaleiçi

Uluç, Aynur
The main subject of the thesis is the mobility systems in historic urban landscapes. In this respect, the aim of the thesis is to provide “a framework for Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) in Historic Urban Landscapes (HULs)” together with the process, principles and tools that will solve the mobility problems while contributing to conservation and promotion its values and significance. In this regard, the thesis is structured mainly in two parts. In the first part, the current mobility systems, existing projects and implemented cases as well as international charters and manuals within the broad range of urban mobility and urban conservation literature are assessed. Complementing these assessments with the assessment of the observations drawn from the case of Antalya Kaleiçi, a framework for SUM in HULs, including the process, principles and tools, is proposed. In addition to this, a checklist for SUM systems in HULs is also provided. Following this, the second part of the thesis consists of the case study on Antalya Kaleiçi, the historic inner citadel area of Antalya, which is a historic urban landscape with a rich variety of values due to continuous inhabitancy from antiquity onwards as well as with many mobility problems. In this part, first of all, the historical development of the site, the conservation and planning studies related with this site in different scales, as well as the cultural properties, the users, the functions, the public realms and the urban mobility system existing today in Antalya Kaleiçi are extensively surveyed and assessed. Based on these assessments, and adhering to the provided framework and checklist in the first part of the thesis, a SUM proposal is developed for Antalya Kaleiçi in the second part. To conclude, sustainable urban mobility for historic urban landscape is an important solution, which should not only be considered for solving the urban mobility problems in historic urban landscapes but also as a tool for contributing to the conservation, promotion and sustainability of its values and significance due to the cultural, social and historical accumulation of those areas.


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Citation Formats
A. Uluç, “A Framework for sustainable urban mobility in historic urban landscapes: a proposal for antalya kaleiçi,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2014.