Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

An experimental study on vandalism: Trabzon Parks

Aysel Yavuz1 and Nilgün KuloÄŸlu2*
1Department of Landscape, Faculty of Forestry, KTU (Karadeniz Technical University), Trabzon, 61080, Turkey. 2Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, KTU (Karadeniz Technical University), Trabzon, 61080, Turkey.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 August 2010
  •  Published: 04 September 2010


Vandalism is an action with social, psychological, spatial and economical aspects that have negative impacts on the environment. Although it seems impossible to eliminate vandalism completely, it is thought that it may be alleviated by some spatial measures. This study is aimed at paradigm of presence and impacts of act of vandalism in open public spaces in the cities and interrogation of the measures that can be taken against this action. In this study, act of Vandalism is examined based on equipment type-action type relation, color factor, material factor and previous damage-repetition factor. A field study was conducted within this study based on such 4 factors. The case area is taken as the urban parks located at three different locations in Trabzon-Turkey: Ahmet Åžener Park, Adnan Kahveci Park and 100. Yil Park. The measures designed to be taken, considering the urban equipment, are discussed based on the results of this study conducted using an observation method.


Key words: Vandalism, open public spaces, equipment, color, material.