Examining Spatial Clustering of Abandoned Buildings in Historic Environments

Authors

  • Emine Duygu Kahraman Dr

Abstract

Abandonment is a major challenge in historical urban areas worldwide, including Turkey and other developing nations, despite strong historical context and legal safeguards. This analogy compares abandonment to cancer metastasis, emphasizing its pervasive and insidious nature. Like cancer, abandonment can spread, impacting neighboring structures and the broader urban fabric. This metaphor highlights the urgent need for a comprehensive analysis of abandonment's spatial characteristics in historic urban areas. A study in Bayindir, Turkey, using GIS, revealed a 20% abandonment rate within its protected urban area, with clusters of low and high abandonment identified. Mapping these clusters showed how they relate to land use types, offering insights for policymakers and planners to preserve and revitalize historically significant urban areas.

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Published

2024-05-11

How to Cite

Kahraman, E. D. (2024). Examining Spatial Clustering of Abandoned Buildings in Historic Environments . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(29). Retrieved from https://ebpj.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/EBProceedings/article/view/6003

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Urban Environment / Urban Psychology