Evaluation of Urban Green Areas in Terms of Plant Design, The Case of Kurucaşile (Bartin)
Urban green areas are physical formations that directly affect the quality of life and space of the city in which they are located. Therefore, these areas must be a model with their genuine characters. Open and green areas and understanding of plant texture and plant design have an important role in realizing this. In the study, it is aimed to ensure the recognition of the plants that constitute the main component of the open and green areas of Kurucaşile (Bartın) district and to reveal their usage conditions according to plant design principles. In this context, plant material has been determined, their suitability in the field has been evaluated by considering the dendrological and ecological characteristics of these plants, problems have been revealed and solutions to these problems have been recommended. According to the research results, the vegetative material in the area is quite weak in terms of species diversity and density. Considering the usage of detected plants in terms of design principles, color suitability (33%,) physical environment (20%) and motion control (31%) were observed to be the most considered factors, whereas other characteristics were generally ignored. The results of the research are intended to set an example for the use of plants in the subsequent physical development of the district and contribute to the formation of unity in terms of plant design.