Human territorial functioning at the scale of residential environments

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2019
Memlük Çobanoğlu, Nihan Oya
Beginning from the late 20th century, increasing dynamism and mobility in the daily life of urban residents along with the advances in transportation and communication technologies deemphasized the decisive role of spatial proximity in the establishment of social relations as well as access to resources. Nevertheless, contact with the near home environment is still important for the cognitive, emotional, and moral development of individuals. Correspondingly, man-environment relations also took new conceptions which has left contemporary cities with the problems of loss of spatial control, diminishing sense of community and alienation. Along with this process, spatial organization of residential environments has also transformed significantly. Today, organization of residential environments in the form of continuous fabric such as in the traditional neighborhoods have left its place to formation of cellular developments in the form of gated communities and mass housing developments. Yet, residential areas are of critical importance since they form the secondary territory of urban dwellers after their homes and constitute a large portion of the urban built environment. In this regard, the concept of 'territoriality', which can be utilized in both understanding and regulating man-environment relations, emerges as one of the premise spatial behaviors that strengthen place attachment. Thus, the main aim of this research is to reveal how individuals perceive, behave and transform their near home environments in relation to the concept of 'territoriality' in different spatial layouts. For this purpose, territorial functioning will be inquired based on a comparative case study in Kavaklıdere and Çukurambar Districts in Ankara.

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N. O. Memlük Çobanoğlu, “Human territorial functioning at the scale of residential environments,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2019.