EVALUATION OF THE GOREME NATURAL PARK IN TURKEY THE FARAMEWORK OF ECOLOGICAL PLANNING
- 1. Department of City and Regional Planning, “Necmettin Erbakan” University, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Department of Architecture, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Economics, Albanian University of Tirana. Albania
- 3. Department of Architecture, University of Koya Technical University, Turkey
- 4. Department of Architecture, University of Koya Technical University, Turkey
Abstract: Göreme National Park is an detrited plateau located in the formerly active volcanic region of the Central Anatolian Plateau, as part of the Cappadocia region. The geomorphology of a volcanic tuff landscape sculpted with erosion, mountain ridges, valleys and "fairy chimneys" is a rare geographical formation in the world. As a protected World Heritage site, Göreme National Park is now the center of attraction with intense touristic visits, rapid urbanization and urban transformations, facing ecological stress. This article aims to evaluate the relationship between natural ecological values and anthropocentric effect-intensive development projects for the future use of Göreme National Park, which hosts different uses in the historical process and reflects the balance between human and nature. In this context, the current situation of Göreme National Park will be analyzed in the article, and an evaluation regarding ecological planning will be made in order to protect the ecological structure in line with the problems and potentials and existing features.