Reconstruction of Ankara`s Retail Geography through a Spatial Organisation Based Typological Approach

By A. Burak Büyükcivelek.

Published by The Design Collection

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Cities are in a constant process of transformation and
adaptation in the face of social, economic and political
changes. This paper attempts to identify how such changes
affect the production of the built environments and
especially the urban retail environments. In order to
provide a basis for understanding the dynamism of the retail
environments a typology based classification approach is
proposed and adapted to the case of Ankara. Although this
research could be considered as a first attempt to
conceptualise an urban retail landscape, it needs to be
supported by additional researches before being used as a
retail planning and urban design tool.

Keywords: Retailing, Retail Typology, Retail Planning and Urban Design, Case of Ankara

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.333-348. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.580MB).

A. Burak Büyükcivelek

PhD Student and Tutor, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL Bartlett School of Planning, London, UK

I studied City and Regional Planning (major) and Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS) between the year of 2000 and 2004 at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the Middle East Technical University (METU, Ankara, Turkey). I obtained my Master’s Degree (on local economic development) from Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris Université Paris XII – Val de Marne at the end of 2005. Same year, I returned to Middle East Technical University and started to work at the Department of City and Regional Planning as a research assistant and PhD student. In 2007, I moved to London where I am currently enrolled in PhD Planning Studies at the Bartlett School of Planning. I have two papers presented in international conferences. Noninternalized Urban Culture, AESOP Young Academics Network: CE3 Central and Eastern European Engagement Project, Bratislava, 7-10 February 2007; and (with Anil Senyel) Tracing Regional Differences on Urban Space: the case of Ankara, 42nd ISoCaRP Congress: Cities Between Integration and Disintegration, Opportunities and Challenges, Istanbul, 17-18 September 2006.


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