An analytical solution on the city: Streets first year planning studio experiment Kente dair analitik bir çözümleme: Sokaklar 'ilk yil şehir planlama atölyesi deneyimi

Özcan Z. , Bayraktar N. , Görer Tamer N. , Cubeiro A.

Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University, cilt.18, sa.2, ss.17-30, 2003 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.17-30


Urban public spaces presenting rich experimentations to people living in, are solely accepted from the standpoint of physical qualities by their users. Individuals evaluate spaces depending on the tangible realities that they exercise; so as to neglect the livability qualities of these spaces. The expectations for more a live able urban space are thus limited by these concrete realities. One of major aim of the first year planning education is to equip students from various cultural levels, who do not have any educational background in design subject and whose perceptions of space are different from each other, with systematic information on how to analyze and perceive the space they live in. In this sense, the information process about space is accepted as a perception problem. Such information is tried to be supplied, so that the students will be able to use them in transforming and/or recreating livable spaces both in the following education years and in further studies. In this aim, 'the street' as being the first unit in urban space, has been determined as a tool, and in the selected sample streets the students are expected to reach a set of systematic information's, within the criteria developed. The content of this paper includes a detailed clarification of this study and its consequences.