WIT Press


COMPACT CITY CONCEPT FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF PLACE-MAKING

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

241

Pages

10

Page Range

419 - 428

Published

2020

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP200341

Copyright

Author(s)

ZULAL NURDAN KORUR

Abstract

Today, with the rapid increase of urban populations, consequently increasing the urban service units, the efforts to maintain sustainable principles without compromising the quality of urban life has become one of the most important problems in the city. Sustainable cities are places where the environment is least polluted, resources are used effectively and efficiently, buildings are obliged to rise vertically instead of growing horizontally, urban mobility is minimized, but spatial designs are realized where the concept of acquisition is highlighted. In recent years, compact urban theories have been introduced that can be answered. The fact that urban planning has been done does not always mean that there are liveable places. It can be defined as the places that allow limited spaces, high density, mixed use and less energy consumption in compact cities. In this article, the aim is to discuss the definition of compact city, the risks of compact city, the change of urban identity, the loss of sense of belonging, the concepts of “planned” and “unplanned” accompanying urban planning. Within the framework of the importance of compact city, sustainable city, sustainable development quality of life, it was realized by examining an unapplied project proposed for Western Kowloon vertical park and water culture centre.

Keywords

compact city, sustainable city, sustainable development, place-making