Urban Sustainability and Traditional Neighborhoods, A Case Study: Bursa, Turkey


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Çahantimur A. , Beçeren Öztürk R. , Kırlı G.

International Journal of Development and Sustainability, vol.12, no.6, pp.1931-1945, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Development and Sustainability
  • Page Numbers: pp.1931-1945

Abstract

  • Keywords: Urban Sustainability; Compact City; Traditional Neighborhood; Turkey; Bursa 

    The objective of the present study was to focus on the urban sustainability potential and traditional residential areas of historical cities based on the compact city concept. The study includes four sections. In the introduction, the important role that the cities play in sustainability was discussed with an emphasis on the significance of traditional housing areas in urban sustainability. In the second section, whether the compact city form is suitable for historic urban quarters was investigated with an empirical study conducted in Bursa, Turkey. In the study, home and home environment were considered as a transactional whole, which defines and defined by a set of cultural, social, and psychological factors, hence, a transactional theoretical approach was adopted. The study utilized observation and ethnological research methods in conjunction with surveys conducted with the residents of historic quarters in Bursa, which is one of the most historical cities in Turkey, a developing nation. The case study findings and policy recommendations on sustainable urban development in historic cities were addressed in the final section of the present study. 



  • Keywords: Urban Sustainability; Compact City; Traditional Neighborhood; Turkey; Bursa 

    The objective of the present study was to focus on the urban sustainability potential and traditional residential areas of historical cities based on the compact city concept. The study includes four sections. In the introduction, the important role that the cities play in sustainability was discussed with an emphasis on the significance of traditional housing areas in urban sustainability. In the second section, whether the compact city form is suitable for historic urban quarters was investigated with an empirical study conducted in Bursa, Turkey. In the study, home and home environment were considered as a transactional whole, which defines and defined by a set of cultural, social, and psychological factors, hence, a transactional theoretical approach was adopted. The study utilized observation and ethnological research methods in conjunction with surveys conducted with the residents of historic quarters in Bursa, which is one of the most historical cities in Turkey, a developing nation. The case study findings and policy recommendations on sustainable urban development in historic cities were addressed in the final section of the present study.