IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(6): 440-446 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.6.768

A Model Proposal For Sustaınable Urban Transformation

Serkan Yıldız, Serkan Kıvrak, and Gökhan Arslan
Abstract— Urban transformation applications, which aims to solve urban problems caused by unplanned urbanization and/or urban aging, provide an important opportunity to create more sustainable cities. In this study, the built environment design elements that may be applied to an urban transformation project were identified. Their contribution to economic, environmental and social sustainability was assessed with a survey study implemented by the participation of 323 personnel mainly from AEC sector. Design elements related to each other were collected under different factors by factor analysis and they were named appropriately. The importance weights of the factors and the design elements that constitute these factors have been identified by Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This process was performed with the participation of a group of 60 people consisting of academicians and practitioners, which includes mainly city planners, architects, and civil engineers. It is expected that, created model shall guide the urban transformation stakeholders, in a wide range extending from architects and engineers to contractors, from local governments to citizens, on the path of creating sustainable cities.

Index Terms— AHP analysis, factor analysis, sustainability, urban transformation.

S. Yıldız is with Department of Civil Engineering, Turkish Military Academy, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: syildiz@kho.edu.tr). S. Kıvrak and G. Arslan are with Department of Civil Engineering, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey (e-mail: serkankivrak@anadolu.edu.tr, gokhana@anadolu.edu.tr).

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Cite: Serkan Yıldız, Serkan Kıvrak, and Gökhan Arslan, "A Model Proposal For Sustaınable Urban Transformation ," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 440-446, 2017.

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