Healthy and Quality Urban Spaces for Sustainable Development of Heritage Sites

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Çahantimur A. , Beçeren Öztürk R. , Erkan B. H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, vol.7, pp.317-328, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14207/ejsd.2018.v7n1p317
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-328


This study investigates the ways how urban public spaces that have historical and cultural heritage values can take part within sustainable development process of cities by providing healthy and quality spaces for everyday life. Following the first part which includes literature analysis, the second part explains the reasons for selection of the case study area where the evaluations will carried out. The case study area of the project is defined as the open public spaces between the historical housing area "Hisar District" and the trade center "Historical Covered Bazaar and Hans District" which created historical city center of Bursa that has a valuable historical and cultural heritage. In the third part, important features of the case study area together with their potentials and problems are identified. The study ends up with opinions and suggestions about providing healthy and quality urban environments for the case study area.