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SETSCI - Volume 4 (7) (2019)
ISAS WINTER-2019 (APD) - 4th International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Architecture, Planning and Design, Samsun, Turkey, Nov 22, 2019

Ecosystem Services Offered by Urban Green Areas
Banu Karaşah1*, Derya Sarı2
1Artvin Çoruh University, Artvin, Turkey
2Artvin Çoruh University, Artvin, Turkey
* Corresponding author:
Published Date: 2019-12-22   |   Page (s): 157-160   |    67     3

ABSTRACT Green areas in cities provides many ecosystem services such as supporting biodiversity, capturing carbon dioxide and providing oxygen, regulating the urban microclimate, contributing to the aesthetic appearance of the cities, and contributing to the residents both physically and psychologically. Ecosystem services which defined as ecological products directly consumed and utilized for human welfare classified in four categories like provisioning services, regulating services, supporting services and cultural services. In this study, the urban park along the coast of Arhavi district of Artvin was chosen as the study area. In this study, it is aimed to determine the regulating and cultural services offered by this urban park. In this context, on-site observation technique was used, and ecosystem services provided by the sample area were examined in terms of evaluation parameters obtained from literature. According to the results, it can be said the urban park provide services such as regulating air quality and the climate and pollinating in terms of regulating services, recreation, aesthetic values, social relations and sense of place are provided in terms of cultural services. Ecosystem services can be supported by bringing qualified green areas into urban landscapes and thus, sustainable green infrastructures can be planned.
KEYWORDS Urban parks, ecosystem services, recreation, Arhavi
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