Emergence and Evolution of the Urban Public Open Spaces of Ankara within the Urban Development History: 1923 to Present


Ozdil N. C. , Vejre H., Bilsel F. C.

JOURNAL OF PLANNING HISTORY, vol.19, no.1, pp.26-51, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1538513219848434
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANNING HISTORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-51

Abstract

Public open space (POS) in Ankara reflects both the negative and positive aspects of urban change. Evolving public space development strategies in Ankara played a fundamental role in the protection, promotion, and enhancement of POS from 1923 to 2017. This study shows that while the POS development of the city was addressed as an integrative and comprehensive structure in the entire city by the Lorcher (1924-1925) and Jansen (1932) plans, the subsequent approaches to POS were more superficial, piecemeal, and simplistic.