ISSN:2149-0821

AN OVERVIEW OF STUDIES ON THE REGULATION OF URBAN PUBLIC SPACES AND URBAN EQUIPMENT IN WESTERNISATION/ MODERNISATION PROCESS IN TURKEY


It is seen that people try to organize public spaces in the city in order to meet their needs in daily life in the historical process. Public space is defined as a common ground where people perform their daily actions, or their actions on special occasions, connecting society. In this effort, some equipment items such as sculptures, fountains and urban furniture have also emerged for use in public spaces. Public spaces are a concept used to refer to the common area of social activity in which thoughts, discourses and actions are produced and developed to determine and realize the common good of society. The arrangement of these public spaces and the elements used in these areas, also called urban furniture today, have developed through history due to movements such as building movements, design movements, policy, economy, socio-cultural changes. The beginnings of the organization of urban public space and the introduction of urban equipment item is seen in an intensive way in Westernization/ Modernization process in Turkey. In this study, development movements, architectural movements, socio-cultural and political developments in Turkey in line with the formation of public spaces and the development of the elements used in the public space as living elements of these spaces are examined.


Keywords


Urban, public space, urban equipment, urban furniture

Author : Deniz DEMİRARSLAN
Number of pages: 32-63
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.39321
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