A Quantitative Investigation of the Factors Affecting Patterns of Occupation in a Suburban Campus: The Case of Ozyegin University in Istanbul

Torun, Ayse Ozbil, Gocer, Ozgur, Bakovic, Mujesira and Gocer, Kenan (2018) A Quantitative Investigation of the Factors Affecting Patterns of Occupation in a Suburban Campus: The Case of Ozyegin University in Istanbul. International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR, 12 (2). pp. 98-125. ISSN 1938-7806

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Abstract

This study investigates the patterns of occupation of outdoor spaces on a suburban university campus and seeks to understand the factors that affect them. The comprehensive methodology applied in this research attempted to overcome some of the shortcomings of related studies by conducting a longitudinal study (behavioral mapping during a year, as opposed to a few days) and by objectively analyzing the associations of user behavior and physical attributes, and the configurational properties of the campus layout. The results show that campus users fail to capitalize on the potential offered by the spatial configuration of outdoor spaces because they are not supported by amenities for pedestrians such as seating, shading elements and catering facilities. Supporting campus outdoor spaces that have the configurational potential of bringing various types of users (students and staff) with amenities for pedestrians and service facilities would create a lively and sustainable campus for its users.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suburban university campus; outdoor space; behavioral mapping; apace syntax analysis
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 15:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35669

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