Examination of Participatory Approach in Urban Renewal (Ur); Example in Isparta-Karaağaç District

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Gül A., Cesur Durmaz B.

Urban Academy | Journal of Urban Culture and Management |, vol.14, no.3, pp.748-764, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35674/kent.950428
  • Journal Name: Urban Academy | Journal of Urban Culture and Management |
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.748-764


Urban landscape and quality of life are particularly affected by factors such as intensive population growth, technological activities and spatial growth. In this context, urban renewal projects have become important in order to make urban areas more liveable. However, when urban renewal works are carried out, problems arise such as the disregarding of users' demands and their opinions, construction on a parcel scale rather than a whole, the not adoption of environment-friendly functional approaches. The aim of this study is; to draw attention to the effects that urban renewal projects have on people; to see how the local people behave towards urban renewal in the Isparta Karaağaç neighbourhood; to reveal demand and expectations from urban renewal projects and to provide the formation of a participatory approach. Therefore the data obtained as a result of the 300 questionnaire study with shareholders were evaluated by pair-wise comparison using the Person Chi-Square method in the SPSS program. In the result of the survey study, it was found that 65% of the participants’ demand urban renewal, 35% do not demand urban renewal, and the reasons for these results were analysed. In the direction of the resulting data, a participatory approach strategy plan was composed in urban renewal (UR) projects. In the conclusion and suggestions section, the social dimension in UR studies was examined and solution offers for the problems were developed.