Computational urban analyticsfor walkability: Çankaya, Ankara case

Ardıç, Sabiha İrem
The complexity of the built environment and the number of components acting upon the cities are increasing and in constant transformation. Analyzing the quality of urban spaces is becoming difficult due to the scale andlevel of interconnectivity between urban data. However, advances in technologies, particularly in computational urban analytics methods, have the potential to facilitate the collection, measurement, and analysis of urban metrics relevant to urban design. Walkability is an important measure related to sustainable urban mobility with its potentials to be evaluatedcomputationally. Themain goalof the research is to explore the methods of computational urban analyticsin assessing walkability at different measurement scales, which are neighborhood and street, and for a specific target group, older adults(over 60). The study consists of three stages implementing in the neighborhoods of Çankaya, Ankara. In the first stage of the study, 115neighborhoods were assessed based on the macro-scale urban features, while in the second stage, nine neighborhoodsof those 115were investigated according to the micro-scale urban features. In the third stage, these nine neighborhoods were re-considered for estimation ofthewalkability level for older adults. The exploratory analysis is comprised ofthe big data approach, semantic segmentation, trip generation, and geometrical operations on 3D digital models. The results showed that the walkability level of a neighborhood could differ based on the considered factors. It was determined that the scopeof computational urban analytics methods on walkability assessment was limited by the accuracy and accessibilityof urban data.


A critical interpretation on industrial restructuring of the region : the case of Denizli textile and garment sector
Penpecioğlu, Mehmet; Pınarcıoğlu, Mehmet Melih; Department of City and Regional Planning (2007)
Restructuring processes provide key dynamics for the development and transformation of industrial structures. Industrial restructuring can be conceptualized by product and/or process innovations including technological improvements and relocation of industry. Such forms of transformation can be investigated by a critical examination of industrial relations. This thesis is motivated from such a consideration of understanding and interpreting industrial transformation in a specific time and space setting. Tex...
Integration and coordination between regional/urban plans and transportation plans: the case of the rail transit investments in Gaziantep
Yaman, Yusuf Cem; Babalık, Ela; Department of City and Regional Planning (2015)
Transport and urban development are in a constant interaction with each other. Hence, urban planning and transport planning should be carried out in integration and coordination. Best practice cases in the world reveal that this integrated and coordinated approach should be established from regional plans to metropolitan and urban plans. When strong integration is maintained, transport investments can become effective tools in helping realize urban and regional plan strategies. Within this framework, the th...
The Effects of restructuring in the property development sector on urban processes: a case study on Erzurum and Kayseri
Dursun, Defne; Ersoy, Melih; Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (2015)
Urban processes are affected by the relation between capital accumulation processes and the production of built environment. Capital-switching approach assumes that the capital flows into the built environment to overcome its overaccumulation problems. Besides, the investments made on built environment are accepted as the locomotive of the economic development through their backward and forward linkages. These economically reductionist mainstream approaches fail to explain the Turkish experience. This thesi...
Programming mixed-use projects with changing urban dynamics and user profile
Uğur, Emre; Sargın, Güven Arif; Department of Architecture (2015)
The thesis investigates mixed-use projects and their functions and these projects' relationships with urban from urban scale to the building scale with examining mixed-use idea and mixed-use environments in urbanization processes from industrial revolution and post-industrial urbanization to the modernization, postmodernization and eventually context of globalization. Existing structures in post-industrial era, development of modern cities, modernism, post-modernism and neoliberal globalization, are analyze...
The changing morphology of urban greenways, Ankara, 1923-1960
Burat, Sinan; Aktüre, Sevgi; Department of City and Regional Planning (2008)
Despite the abundance of descriptive studies on the urban development plans of Ankara, analytical studies on specific features of these plans, especially on implementation and modification processes are scarce. This study examines the green space structure brought in Jansen’s 1932 development plan of Ankara, the way it was implemented and the modifications that a component of this structure was subject to. The 1932 Jansen plan is a holistic and comprehensive plan that contained a conceptual green space stru...
Citation Formats
S. İ. Ardıç, “Computational urban analyticsfor walkability: Çankaya, Ankara case,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.