The effectiveness of urban green spaces and socio-cultural facilities

Altunkas, Mehmet Faruk and Berberoglu, Suha and Uslu, Cengiz and Duymu, Halil (2017) The effectiveness of urban green spaces and socio-cultural facilities. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 10 (1/2017). pp. 41-56. ISSN 1970-9870

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This paper aims to develop a theoretical approach for mapping and determining the effectiveness of green spaces and socio-cultural facilities as providers of urban ecosystem services and urban services in the case of Adana, Turkey. Firstly, green spaces and socio-cultural facilities per capita have been determined and indexed for the neighbourhoods in the city. Then, a distancebased method for estimating the effectiveness of these facilities was used. The distances between the various neighbourhoods and between a given facility and the farthest threshold have been measured and these values have been used to determine the facility effectiveness change value for each neighbourhood. Then, effective values have been calculated and indexed by incorporating the green space and sociocultural facility values and the effectiveness change values for the neighbourhoods. Finally, point-based effective green spaces and socio-cultural facilities index values have been converted to continuous surface values in a GIS (geographic information system) environment in order to utilize as a base map for urban physical planning purposes. According to the outcomes of this study, the distribution of green spaces and sociocultural facilities of the neighbourhoods are imbalanced and index values of

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness Change Value; GIS; Index Map; Index Value; Socio-Cultural Facilities; Urban Green Spaces
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 07:50
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 07:50

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