Differences in the uses and needs of neighborhood parks: A case study about female park users in Balçova (İzmir, Turkey)
Kaştaş Uzun, İpek, author.

Differences in the uses and needs of neighborhood parks: A case study about female park users in Balçova (İzmir, Turkey)

Kaştaş Uzun, İpek, author.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Kaştaş Uzun, İpek, author.

Fiziksel Tanımlama
xv, 308 leaves: color illustrarions, maps, plans;+ 1 computer laser optical disc.

Neighborhood parks as important public open green spaces are supposed to provide certain opportunities of improving physical and mental health, socializing with others and developing public expression and identity in neighborhoods. However, on the contrary to ideal definitions of public open green spaces as open and accessible to all groups of the society, in real life this “access” is not guaranteed for all, mainly due to unequal distribution of resources. Especially certain groups of the society experience urban inequalities due to unequal distribution of resources. Women is one those groups who experience urban inequalities. The aim of this thesis is to produce a comprehensive research method that adopts a need-based approach to understand underlying causes of different user groups’ park needs and uses by looking at the different experiences of women in neighborhood parks based on their park perceptions as an example. Therefore, I conducted a case study in the neighborhood parks in Balçova, İzmir, Turkey with "mixed method" as a combination of both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods. I realized detailed observations, questionnaires, structured and un-structured interviews with Balçova residents in neighborhood parks and community houses. As a result, this study contributes to the scientific literature with the produced comprehensive research method, park improvement suggestions that consider the differences in the needs and uses of neighborhood parks and a raised awareness regarding the park needs of women, especially the ones who are bound to neighborhood space with limited social and leisure activity opportunities. Keywords: Public space, neighborhood parks, gender, park provision, urban inequalities

Konu Başlığı
City planning -- Turkey -- İzmir.
Urban parks -- Turkey -- İzmir.
Urban landscape architecture -- Turkey -- İzmir.

Yazar Ek Girişi
Şenol, Fatma

Tüzel Kişi Ek Girişi
İzmir Institute of Technology. City and Regional Planning.

Tek Biçim Eser Adı
Thesis (Doctoral)--İzmir Institute of Technology:City and Regional Planning.
İzmir Institute of Technology:City and Regional Planning--Thesis (Doctoral).

Elektronik Erişim
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IYTE LibraryTezT001497HT169.T92 K19 2016Tez Koleksiyonu