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Archaeology for landscape management and planning: historic landscape characterization of Urla (İzmir)

Lookup NU author(s): Elif Koparal, Dr Volkan Demirciler, Professor Sam Turner



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Historic Landscape Characterization (HLC) is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based approach useful for the management of landscapes. It is a detailed landscape analysis that makes use of spatial data including maps, remote sensing including aerial images and information for defining historic landscapes within the context of their deep history, dynamism and vulnerability. It was initially developed in Cornwall (UK) in the 1990s. Since then the method has been disseminated across Europe, and used in various regions of the Mediterranean to identify the deep history and dynamic nature of landscapes. In this article we share the preliminary results and our approach for HLC analysis executed for Urla region. Urla in İzmir district is a complex place with deep history where the pace of urbanization is high, with consequent negative impacts on the historic landscape. HLC analysis provides a spatial and diachronic method to define knowledge about the landscape and to generate strategies for its management and future planning

Publication metadata

Author(s): Koparal E, Demirciler V, Turner S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Arkeoloji Bilimleri Dergisi - Turkish Journal of Archaeological Sciences

Year: 2022

Volume: 2

Pages: 140-154

Print publication date: 25/02/2022

Online publication date: 25/02/2022

Acceptance date: 01/02/2022

Date deposited: 25/02/2022

ISSN (print): 2822-2148

ISSN (electronic): 2822-2164

Publisher: Zerobooks Production


ePrints DOI: 10.57711/kwet-7y49