Characterization of the Street Networks in the Traditional Turkish Urban Form
Ayse Sema Kubat and
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Ayse Sema Kubat: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Taskisla, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
Cihangir Istek: Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, 4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904, Japan
Environment and Planning B, 2001, vol. 28, issue 5, 777-795
In this paper, we use the question â€œwhat is the true nature of traditional street networks in Turkish cities?â€ to test different quantitative methods of urban morphological analysis. Traditional Turkish street networks are characterized by discriminant functions of several space-syntax-related indices, as well as by image-analysis and graph-theoretical indices. A set of space-syntactic indices is found to be powerful enough to distinguish the traditional street network among others, particularly axial ringiness, implying that the formation of large blocks is a typical feature. The relative abundance of closed-end edges is found to be another important feature of the traditional street network.
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