A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUBLIC GREEN SPACES IN THE CHANGING URBAN TEXTURE IN TERMS OF PREFERENCES FOR ORNAMENTAL PLANTS AND VISUAL QUALITY: THE CASE OF BARTIN (TURKEY)


CENGİZ C., Bekci B. , CENGİZ B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.23, pp.2326-2342, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.2326-2342

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to identify the distribution of plant species in the urban public green spaces (UPGS's) of the urbanized area of Bartin, Turkey, and relate the make up of the vegetation to how residents perceive the open spaces both visually and in terms of green space sustainability. The study was conducted in 41 sampled areas in 18 green spaces. These UPGS's were in both old and new urban areas, and were distributed throughout the urbanized area of Bartin. The survey found there were 193 plant species from 59 families in the 41 sampled areas.