Pekin, M., 2005, The evaluation of Ankara Brook’s recreational and ecological potential within the scope of ‘Blueway’ concept, in: ECLAS (D. Oguz), ‘Landscape change’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture Ankara University, Ankara
- Author : Pekin, M.
- Year : 2005
- Published in Book : Landscape change
- Pages : 319-322
- Abstract in English : Being water pecularities or water corridors, the ‘blueways’ which provide multi purpose potential benefits include active or passive recreational usings and wild life’s habitat and natural source heritages which are protected. It is observed that in most urban areas waterways have been neglected in our country which has river sources in restricted proportions. Until recently, in the cities which turn their faces to rivers ,these precious sources have been under pressure by the effects of urbanization and increasing population and many of them have been wiped out from the urban geography and many of them have started to be used as a drainage canal for either urban or industrial small churns. The population of Ankara has increased 100 times in the last 70 years and the city has enlarged 320 times parellel to the urbanization in our country. The city’s natural sources have been damaged as unaviodable results of excessive increase of population and wrong usage of space, and from these changes Ankara brook, which is the most important river source in Ankara, has been effected significantly. In this work the ecological and recreational potential of Ankara brook will be studied in terms of its evaluation within the scope of ‘blueway” concept.