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Atıcı E., İnceoğlu M.

6. International Congress on Current Debates in Social Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, 14 - 16 December 2017, pp.521-538

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.521-538
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The forces in our world have not been as effective on humanity as water. The world is covered with a

hundred percent water; from the smallest living thing to the largest living thing, each of them is made

to live by water. It is not possible that you have a life without water. It is not only influenced by living

beings, but also on the inanimate environment. The disintegration of the rocks is the result of soil, the

plants that are formed by the seeds being thrown into life, again by water. Throughout history,

streamlines are important to people and life has begun to shape around water. In this context it is

known that the first civilizations were built between the Nile and Euphrates rivers. As well as the

environmental factors in the water affect the designs for human use; water usage in the design is greatly

influencing. Sometimes it is an obstacle and sometimes the unifying water elements; Today, cities are

used for recreational purposes, social activities and ecological regulations. The water that presents life

to the city satisfies their spiritual needs by giving peace to the people. It turns into watery places and

people; the shores that offer the opportunity to see, touch, hearing, and the forms of these shores differ

in their use. Urban water, a natural element, is still influenced by the natural elements and the

environment. The characteristics of the area where the water is located, the type of climate, the presence

of the shores surrounding the water reveal limitations and variations for the use of the human being.

In our country, there are cities that are ripe and small, with rivers and arms. There are streaming arms

which are used and not used in this presence. The aim of this study is to show how the coastal designs

of rivers and tributaries selected from different climatic regions have an impact on the people who

experience these areas and the factors that affect the use of these areas. In these factors, it has been

analyzed how the urbanization of the cities and the use of the rivers in the city changed. As marine

cities and terrestrial cities belonging to different regions in order to be able to identify the environmental

influences of climate types; Istanbul Göksu Stream, Adana Seyhan and Eskisehir Porsuk, and Amasya

Yesilirmak are selected as the study area. By determining the forms, design and effects of coastal use of

the selected areas; it is expressed how the water matter will be shaped in the city and how the elements

affecting it change according to what.

Key words: water, shore, design, city, user relationship