WIT Press


A New Vision For The Old Bazaar Street And Surroundings In Koya City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ISUD130301

Volume

77

Pages

6

Page Range

235 - 240

Published

2014

Size

1,393 kb

Author(s)

Zh. B. Ahmed

Abstract

During the past years Koya city has faced a regression in urban development and this in turn has caused many problems in the urban configuration such as unplanned urban growth, traffic problems increased, neglected heritage and a preliminary type of living with limited options for modern life style requirements. This paper demonstrates these problems and suggests a proposal that shows the potentials of the city. It demonstrates how heritage zones could be successfully redeveloped and enhanced without losing its significant character and mix of activities. Koya bazaar is an excellent example of such heritage zones and it needs to be valued and considered by the local government by taking a pragmatic approach to the future of the area, regarding the need to a wide study, new building regulations, and extensive public consultation and participation in this process. The focus of the process is on managing the change without deforming this zone’s character. Keywords: Koya, heritage, urban development, sustainability, tourism, old city.

Keywords

Koya, heritage, urban development, sustainability, tourism, old city