Determination of Comfort Zones in Landscape Planning in Niğde Example


  • Orhun Soydan


climate, Climatic Comfort, Geographic Information Systems, Landscape, Niğde


Our cities, most of which do not show a planned development, are turning into ecosystems that threaten the living life of the natural and cultural environment as a result of many environmental problems such as increasing human and building density and improper land use. This negative situation has the opportunity to be solved with urban planning in which the physical structure of the city is balanced and landscape plans that will create open and green areas that have positive contributions to human and environmental health in the city. The urban heat island effect, which has emerged as a result of intense urbanization in recent years, creates problems for urban residents. Unfortunately, most cities in the world are faced with this adverse climate phenomenon. Especially in cities where the densities of construction increase unconsciously, it is difficult to combat the heat island effect. Depending on the climate zone and the structural densities of the cities, the effect of the heat island may differ. Ecological planning is a factor that will prevent these problems from turning into important environmental problems in the future. Climate is the most important component to consider in ecological planning. Weather and climate have a significant impact on people's behavior and physiological state. Human performance and comfort can be distinguished according to climatic changes. Climatic condition or thermal comfort refers to healthy and dynamic weather conditions for human mood and thus human satisfaction. There are 6 important parameters of climatic factors. These parameters are related to climatic conditions such as average temperature, relative humidity and average wind speed. In this study, one of the most intensive use areas of Niğde province, Dr. Thermal comfort areas were tried to be determined along Sami Yağız Street. Temperature and humidity measurements were made at 22 points at equal intervals on both sides of the street. Measurements were made on different days a day and in 4 different time periods during the day. Maps were produced by transferring the obtained values to ArcGIS 10.3 software. The universal linear extension system was used in the evaluation of the climate data, and the climatic factors and bioclimatically suitable areas were determined on the street and evaluated in terms of comfort level. In the study area, it has been determined that the humidity rate varies according to the measurement hours, and there is no significant change in the temperature.



How to Cite

Soydan, O. (2023). Determination of Comfort Zones in Landscape Planning in Niğde Example. 3rd International Congress of the Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, Malatya, Türkiye, 380–380. from