A research on resilience of urban public spaces: the case of Güvenpark, Ankara

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2020-10-23
Tümer Ergün, Ece
Cities are constantly changing and developing within the framework of social, economic, technological and political contexts. Therefore, it is increasingly common to accept cities as dynamic and complex systems instead of predictable systems. The strong relationship between urban planning and resilience has found itself in many different areas in the literature, for example, flexible planning strategies have been proposed in the urban planning literature to combat chaotic processes and sudden changes. Although there are many studies about the importance and production of public spaces in the spatial planning literature, it has been observed that the number of studies on the evaluation of public spaces within the scope of resilience is quite low. Public spaces, which are one of the most important components of cities, are dynamic in nature and are in contact with many other systems connected to them. Within the scope of the presented thesis, a research has been built on the resilience of Güvenpark, one of the most important, original and symbolic public spaces of Ankara. The terrorist attack that took place in Güvenpark on March 13, 2016 and left many dead and wounded behind was considered as a shock. With the questionnaires, it was tried to determine how the perception on the components used in defining a quality public space changed. In the conclusion part of the study, the design and policy principles that can be followed in order to make Güvenpark a more resilient public space were shared with the readers.

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E. Tümer Ergün, “A research on resilience of urban public spaces: the case of Güvenpark, Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2020.