Potential of rural landscape

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Aksoyak Ö. D.

in: A manifesto for the Just City Volume 3, Roberto Rocco,Caroline Newton, Editor, TU Delft Open Publishing , Rotterdam, pp.130-136, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: TU Delft Open Publishing
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-136
  • Editors: Roberto Rocco,Caroline Newton, Editor
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


The planned realisation of housing settlements in rural settlements with low construction and high rural density also provides an important opportunity for new urban life forms to be developed against climate change. It is possible to reveal the potential in these areas by explaining the cultural heritage values and the relationship of intangible heritage with urban morphological formation by morphological reading of cultural landscape areas in rural settlements where life continues. In this way, it will be possible to present low-density rural settlements as a new settlement model with a cultural landscape perspective, as an alternative to the dense urban settlement approach consisting of hard surfaces that increase the negative effects of climate change. There is also a new understanding of social life defined by this idea, which can be put forward as a new settlement approach. It is expected that the communities living in the physical spaces produced with this understanding will be sensitive to the physical and social environment, living in an environment where everyone can find and use their spatial rights equally, and protecting the cultural heritage of all peoples as an added value of social life. In this way, while the heritage will be preserved, the values that make up the urban memory will be kept alive, and the social and economic-based development and spatial justice will be achieved.