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dc.contributor.authorAfacan, Yaseminen_US
dc.contributor.authorAfacan, S. O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:52:55Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:52:55Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.issn1755-0793
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21911
dc.description.abstractCities have become more fragmented due to the increasing urbanisation of many parts of the world. There is more inequality and a growing complexity of social life in cities that leads to social exclusion and increasing social differentiation. This study approaches social inclusivity within the context of universal urban design and defines it as a vehicle for promoting human wellbeing, environmental wholeness and principles of participatory democracy. Mat urbanism - an urban form concept that is more organic and fluid than other urban forms and models - is proposed, alongside a universal design approach, to achieve the goals of sustainable communities and enhance quality of life. The relationship of mat urbanism to the features of high-quality environments and sustainable developments is questioned and illustrated with simple diagrams. The paper concludes with the importance of universally designed sets of regulatory practices regarding sustainable architecture and urban development - from individual buildings to the district and city-scale level. The contribution of this study is not only to explore the potentials of Smithson's configurations theoretically but also to open new means through which towns and cities can be planned in the future in order to promote social inclusivity, environmental responsiveness, sustainability and universal urban design.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInstitution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Urban Design and Planningen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1680/udap.2011.164.2.93en_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectDesign strategiesen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental responsivenessen_US
dc.subjectHigh qualityen_US
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectSocial exclusionen_US
dc.subjectSocial impacten_US
dc.subjectSocial lifeen_US
dc.subjectSustainable architectureen_US
dc.subjectSustainable communitiesen_US
dc.subjectTown and city planningen_US
dc.subjectUniversal Designen_US
dc.subjectUrban designen_US
dc.subjectUrban developmenten_US
dc.subjectUrban formen_US
dc.subjectWellbeingen_US
dc.subjectDesignen_US
dc.subjectRegional planningen_US
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectArchitectural designen_US
dc.subjectDevelopment strategyen_US
dc.titleRethinking social inclusivity: Design strategies for citiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Interior Architecture and Environmental Designen_US
dc.citation.spage93en_US
dc.citation.epage105en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber164en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/udap.2011.164.2.93en_US
dc.publisherICE Publishingen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorAfacan, Yasemin
dc.identifier.eissn1755-0807


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