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

Evaluation of sustainable urban preservation concept via Ankara Hamamönü example

Funda AÅŸut
  • Funda AÅŸut
  • Department of Architecture, Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
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Ä°. Raci Bayer
  • Ä°. Raci Bayer
  • Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 10 December 2015
  •  Accepted: 15 June 2016
  •  Published: 30 May 2017


The city identity, taking form with pysical, cultural, socio-economical, historical and stylistic factors, carrying peculiar characteristics in each city, formed by the citizens and their lifestyles, constantly developing and reflecting the sustainable urban concept, is a completion of concepts. Urban identity elements, either they are natural or human artifact, are the witnesses of the past and form our cultural heritage. Conserving our cultural heritage without bearing heavy losses, transferring to the future generations are important in terms of social and cultural sustainability concepts and are some of main duties. However, the change in urbanization, population increase, life style due to the social structure and depending on these reasons such as functional, physical and economical  obsolescence cause the buildings creating our cultural heritage, witnessing our past and the physical environment consisting of these buildings to alter or to undergo the perishing process. In this context, the aim of the study is the evaluation of preservation and renewal practices done in Ankara Hamamönü province in terms of sustainable urban preservation principles, according to the relevant legislation in force in the context of urban transformation and urban renewal practices donein recent years.


Key words: Sustainable preservation, historical city centre, Ankara Hamamönü.