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VOL: 6  NO: 1  109-125   2009-1

 

Strategic quality planning in urban environment

 

 

Nuran ZEREN GÜLERSOY, Ahsen ÖZSOY, Azime TEZER, Reyhan GENLİ YİĞİTER, Zeynep GÜNAY

Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul TURKEY  

 

Received: January 2009   Final Acceptance: May 2009

 

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to discuss the diverse factors on the provision of environmental quality and to put forward a strategic approach for quality planning in degraded and/or decaying urban areas where historical and architectural values of the environment have to be sustained. The paper explores the concept of urban quality within the context of total quality management through the evaluation of urban design practices from Turkey and abroad. In addition, it clarifies the various components and their interrelations to build the basis for the strategic framework in which community has a significant role, is encouraged to participate to the process. As a result, a conceptual model is presented for future urban design practices in Turkey providing satisfaction for all levels of participants, emphasizing correlated systems, developing partnership mechanisms and balancing common interests through a sustainable structure.

 

Keywords: Quality, planning, strategic planning, urban environment, urban quality

 

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