Examination of the Active Open Green Areas of Rize at the City Scale


Dinçer D., Şatıroğlu E., Bekiryazıcı F., Dündar H.

JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS, vol.7, no.2, pp.559-571, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

In this study, the distribution and quantities of existing green areas in the city of Rize were examined, and the distribution of active open green areas in the city and neighborhood scale, their size, adequacy, and functional qualities, and the active green area rates per capita were determined. Squares, parks, children's playgrounds, sports areas, school gardens, official institutions, cemeteries, pedestrian paths, and medians from the open-green areas of the city of Rize were examined. It has been determined that the open-green area per capita in the city of Rize constitutes 7,8 m2, and this rate is below the urban standards and thus insufficient. In addition, it has been observed that the open-green areas in the city do not exist in some of the areas reserved for planting, some are extremely limited, and the plant species used are not qualified to meet the needs of the urban people in terms of aesthetic and functional features in increasing the quality of the area, and the plant design is insufficient. As a result, it is suggested that the active green areas on the coastline and the active green areas in the city should be planned and designed by experts with a holistic approach, improving quality and quantity, and increasing the size and number of active open-green areas throughout the city.

In this study, the distribution and quantities of existing green areas in the city of Rize were examined, and the distribution of active open green areas in the city and neighborhood scale, their size, adequacy, and functional qualities, and the active green area rates per capita were determined. Squares, parks, children's playgrounds, sports areas, school gardens, official institutions, cemeteries, pedestrian paths, and medians from the open-green areas of the city of Rize were examined. It has been determined that the open-green area per capita in the city of Rize constitutes 7,8 m2, and this rate is below the urban standards and thus insufficient. In addition, it has been observed that the open-green areas in the city do not exist in some of the areas reserved for planting, some are extremely limited, and the plant species used are not qualified to meet the needs of the urban people in terms of aesthetic and functional features in increasing the quality of the area, and the plant design is insufficient. As a result, it is suggested that the active green areas on the coastline and the active green areas in the city should be planned and designed by experts with a holistic approach, improving quality and quantity, and increasing the size and number of active open-green areas throughout the city.