WIT Press


URBAN REGENERATION WITH CARBON ECONOMY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC170111

Volume

223

Pages

9

Page Range

125 - 133

Published

2017

Size

569 kb

Author(s)

BÜLENT YALAZI, TUĞÇE SÖNMEZ SANER, AYŞE ŞEYMA MANAP, EVREN SAYIN, ONAT ÇAĞATAY MUŞTA

Abstract

In Turkey, approximately 6.5 million dwelling units are deemed to be under disaster risks and it has become a government policy to rebuild this building stock. In order to fulfill the financial dimension of this urban regeneration attempt, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has developed a planning standard called “Sustainably Performed Urban Regeneration” SuPerUrban to mobilize the economies of sustainable living styles. Compared with the classical urban planning approaches, the environment friendly planning and urban design standard has focused on reducing the carbon footprint of the redevelopment and to create a new urban lifestyle in terms of the use of land, energy, water, natural resources and transportation. SuPerUrban reduces living costs of the households and local government expenditures and provide efficiencies that can be measured with the reduced percentage of the overall carbon footprint. Eventually, while being urban friendly it provides the means for the households to finance their share of the cost of regeneration with their reduced daily expenditures. In order to facilitate the model, carbon footprint calculation tool is developed to assist the project owners at both the neighborhood and building levels. Certain technology alternatives are provided to choose and compare the savings and reductions easily from the web. A pilot project is also developed using the standard and the tool in Eskişehir, Turkey. The technologies to be used in the project are intended to be produced in the area in order to provide jobs and create a green economy.

Keywords

Sustainability, Urban Regeneration, Ecological Labelling System, SuPerUrban