Karanfil Street and Yüksel Street

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Name Karanfil and Yüksel Streets
Location Ankara
Country Turkey
Authors Gülin Özdemir, Gülçin Özdemir, İrem Erbaş, Cansu Saraç, Gönül Çelik
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Short Introduction to the Area of Study

Yüksel, Karanfil and Konur Streets are the most popular streets which reflect the identity of Ankara. They are very commercial and popular streets, being also a place where many manifestations occur, where one can cool down and/or do shopping, also the central point of the city transportation. There are 35% cafes and restaurants, 24% stores, 8% institution of education and bookstores. In the middle of the Yüksel Street, there is a human statue. In front of this statue made press statements and do remonstrances mostly. Because of this feature, this area is always undercontrol of the Police. And this quarter is the most vibrant pedestrian part of the city, in which residents openly express their problems and responses, serving numerous functions and reflecting the characteristics of Ankara at the same time. The problems that can arise from the quarter are likely to affect all the residents of the city and are currently waiting to be solved.

Exercise 1: Sketching the Landscape

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Creation of analytical drawings and sketches
  • Presentation of results

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Exercise 2: Landscape Layers

Time frame: November 15 - 29, 2011

  • time based changes and 'landscape biography', and/or:
  • topography, open spaces, built, green, traffic and water structures on different layers. *Definition of zones with coherent character
  • Description of this character.

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Exercise 3: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

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Exercise 4: Communication Concepts

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.

The communication concept for Yüksel and Karanfil Street is based on the shopping areas, dining areas, cultural fields and breathing spaces.

  • Yüksel and Karanfil Street are the most popular streets of the Ankara so they have could use such a cultural Street so every local musicians, pantomime artist could exhibit their show in there.
  • Cultural events in Ankara could have announced these streets
  • Handmade products could be selling

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