CUS  Vol.4 No.3 , September 2016
Comparative Analysis of the Quality Perception in Public Spaces of Duzce City
Abstract: Public spaces in urban areas were affected from neoliberal policies in terms of their management and ownership. Accordingly, several researchers handled public spaces from different perspectives considering on advantages or disadvantages of neoliberal policies. Four key attributes of successful places: accessibility, comfort, socialization, and activity are accepted as quality indicators of today’s urban spaces and they became an outline for this study. The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of different type public spaces and to determine the reason why these differences. Therefore, quality differences resulting from management and ownership were evaluated in scope of public space literature. Our findings put forward that ownership of spaces is not a significant factor perceiving the quality of spaces. Besides, publicly owned urban spaces were found as not always preferable and the ownership was not a basis factor for quality perception.
Cite this paper: Karacor, E. and Akcam, E. (2016) Comparative Analysis of the Quality Perception in Public Spaces of Duzce City. Current Urban Studies, 4, 257-266. doi: 10.4236/cus.2016.43017.

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