The Encountered Challenges in Preparation Process ofKütahya Conservation Plan

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Eren F., Sağlam H.

International Journal of Case Studies, vol.5, no.12, pp.1-8, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Case Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Root Indexing
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract: The purpose of this work is to find answer to the question of what kind of challenges are encountered in the preparation process of a conservative plan. The preparation process of Conservation Revision Plan of Kütahya Historical City Center has been examined in detail from the perspective of the planning authorities. Case study, literature review, document analysis and in-depth interview methods were used in this study. The fact that the Kütahya Historical Conservation Area does not have a current base map, the absence of archival records giving accurate information on structures in the historic area, negative effects of the master plan decisions on the protection practices taken against the planning area and environment, bureaucratic problems and lack of conservation in public opinion and in stakeholders have been of the difficulties in the preparation process of Kütahya historical city center conservation plan. Research findings give ideas to the competent authorities about the precautions that should be taken before starting the making of a conservation plan and to guide the plan makers. The question of how to obtain a conservation plan that is more qualified and fully responding to needs is an answer to this study.