WIT Press


Spatial Development Strategies For A Liveable City: Parthenia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC160121

Volume

204

Pages

13

Page Range

129 - 141

Published

2016

Size

2,135 kb

Author(s)

S. Çelikyay

Abstract

As the cities experience urbanization, there is a need for urban strategies to control growing areas under urbanization. People in cities need to live in a healthy and secure built environment. It is necessary that planning and design strategies should be extended in the context of sustainable development of the cities. Major approaches, principles and strategies of “planning and design for liveable and sustainable cities” take into consideration natural, cultural and historical heritage. With the aim of transmitting historical and cultural heritage to the next generation and organizing public and open green spaces in the planning process, the present urban landscape would be transformed so that liveable and sustainable cities would be built. The major dynamics for shaping the urban form depend on geography and history. While some of the cities in the world, where a river passes through, have been planned using the form of the river in their geographic location, some of them have been planned considering the historical urban texture in their cultural components. In this paper, urban strategies have been developed for the city of Bartın (Parthenia) which has two major heritages, Bartın River (Parthenios) and its historical urban core, waiting for to be valued.

Keywords

Bartın, Parthenia, Parthenios, sustainable city, urban strategies