A sustainable tourism development in Alacati, Turkey: (Re) invention of public space with clean energy

Ozgun, Kaan & Buys, Laurie (2013) A sustainable tourism development in Alacati, Turkey: (Re) invention of public space with clean energy. eJournalist : A Refereed Media Journal, 13(1).

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Although there is an increasing recognition of the impacts of climate change on communities, residents often resist changing their lifestyle to reduce the effects of the problem. By using a landscape architectural design medium, this paper argues that public space, when designed as an ecological system, has the capacity to create social and environmental change and to increase the quality of the human environment. At the same time, this ecological system can engage residents, enrich the local economy, and increase the social network.

Through methods of design, research and case study analysis, an alternative master plan is proposed for a sustainable tourism development in Alacati, Turkey. Our master plan uses local geographical, economic and social information within a sustainable landscape architectural design scheme that addresses the key issues of ecology, employment, public space and community cohesion. A preliminary community empowerment model (CEM) is proposed to manage the designs. The designs address: the coexistence of local agricultural and sustainable energy generation; state of the art water management; and the functional and sustainable social and economic interrelationship of inhabitants, NGOs, and local government.

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ID Code: 65092
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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This paper was initially published in the CELA 2013 conference proceedings: https://www.thecela.org/pdfs/CELA_2013_Proceedings.pdf

SPECIAL EDITION:Creative industries occupy an increasingly large segment of the range of activity in the “new economy” -- all branches of communication, journalism especially, among them. Many and diverse projects were represented in the biennial “Ignite!” conference, to expose postgraduate research in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, in Brisbane, 1-3 October 2012. The 36 contributions took in work from throughout the globe, including performance and installations, and papers on journalism issues, creative writing, fashion, dance, music, entrepreneurship, games, cinema and festivals, and digital networks and ethnography. This refereed special edition of ejournalist is devoted to a selection of papers from “Ignite12!”. It is a window of opportunity for contributors to achieve more attention and feedback through further publication of their work, and for users of ejournalist to enjoy some of the latest in the creative industries field.

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Keywords: public space as design framework, site-specificity, sustainable development, ecological systems
ISSN: 1444-741X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Kaan Ozgun and Luarie Buys
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2013 00:56
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 23:48

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