Determination of the cultural landscape values of Lake Sugla in Turkey


ERDURAN NEMUTLU F. , UZUN O., ÇETİNKAYA G., Dilek F., AÇIKSÖZ S.

JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT, cilt.10, ss.949-955, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.949-955

Özet

Cultural landscape is a set of values consisting of all the formations, activities, local traditions and customs shaped in due to course as a result of the mutual interaction of the human and the environment. The aim of this study was to determine the cultural landscape values of Lake Sugla (Konya, Turkey) and its surrounding areas, which are rich in cultural values, and to develop a future management approach. In the study, in order to determine the cultural characteristics of the area, a method based on inventory work and the quantification of the data was used. In the study, in view of the assessment of the information forms applied to 34 settlements and expert opinions during the field studies, cultural values (trifle area were determined by twelve criteria. All the settlements were examined in terms of each criterion and given points. As a result of this assessment, Akcapinar, Ahirli, Baliklava, Ciftlikkoy and Kurucay in the study area were determined as the areas that have the highest cultural function. In conclusion, it was proved that stating the cultural landscape elements by quantificating them in terms of certain criteria can he an important source of data in the planning studies that will be done particularly at a sub-regional scale or on districts and village groups.