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Hakan ALTINÇEKİÇ's Lab

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Landscape Planning and Design Department in Landscape Architecture Departmen of IU-C Faculty of Forestry

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The cities are responsible for natural and human-made disasters, and other dangers that occur due to environmental destruction caused by the activities carried out in them. Besides, they are the biggest victims of these disasters, shocks and stresses. The capacity of cities to be prepared for, respond to and adapt to the problems, dangers, disasters and risks they face determines their urban resilience. The resilience of a city depends on the excellent management of urbanization. Under these circumstances, the permaculture approach as a design methodology for sustainable human habitats needs to be developed as a new strategy. Because permaculture takes inspiration from how natural systems self-organize for resilience and productivity. Permaculture, which sees the problem as a solution, is thought to be the right strategy in urban landscape resilience studies.
The role of urban green areas to adapt climate change impacts has been emphasized globally as urbanization is a very common fact around the world. This issue has been addressed by the sustainable development goals, several studies also underlined that sustainable urban planning is a crucial issue to enable more livable cities. The most natural and sustainable solution is to benefit green spaces with specific landscape design approaches including xeriscape. In this study we focus on roadside green spaces in an industrialized city. Traffic islands have been assessed based on the share of hardscape and green parts together with plant species and their irrigation specifications. The irrigation requirements have been analyzed by using a potential evapotranspiration method which is Blaney Criddle equation. The need for irrigation and the influence of the roadside green spaces as an adaptation tool emerge as a controversial situation in case of low water resources. We analyzed water needs of current plantation and irrigation systems and came out with a conclusion that xeriscape practices like mulching, use of xeric plants and grey water has a good potential to optimize water usage, mitigate urban heat island effect and support adaptation to the climate change.
The role of urban green areas to adapt climate change impacts has been emphasized globally as urbanization is a very common fact around the world. This issue has been adressed by the sustainable development goals, several studies also underlined that sustainable urban planning is a cruical issue to enable more livable cities. The most natural and sustainable solution is to benefit green spaces with specific landscape design approaches including xeriscape. In this study we focus on roadside green spaces in an industrilized city. Traffic islands have been assessed based on the share of hardscape and green parts together with plant species and their irrigation specifications. The irrigation requirements have been analyzed by using a potential evapotranspiration method which is Blaney Criddle equation. The need for irrigation and the influence of the roadside green spaces as an adaptation tool emerge as a contraversal situation in case of low water resources. We analysed water needs of current plantation and irrigation systems and came out with a conclusion that xeriscape practices like mulching, use of xeric plants and grey water has a good potential to optimise water usage, mitigate urban heat island effect and support adaptation to the climate change. Key words: xeriscape, climate change, sustainable development, urbanization
Albizia julibrissin Durazz and Cercis siliquastrum L. (Fabales: Fabaceae) are native to Turkey and used as ornamentals. We studied the seed beetles Bruchidius terrenus (Sharp) and B. siliquastri Delobel (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), which infest the seeds of A. julibrissin and C. siliquastrum, respectively, and their parasitoids. We recorded both bruchines from Turkey for the first time. We also found Dinarmus acutus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) as a parasitoid of both B. terrenus and B. siliquastri.Albizia julibrissin Durazz (Fabales: Fabaceae) y Cercis siliquastrum L. (Fabales: Fabaceae) son árboles nativos de Turquía que se utilizan como plantas ornamentales. Se estudió dos escarabajos de la semilla, Bruchidius terrenus Sharp y B. siliquastri Delobel (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), que infestan A. julibrissin y C. siliquastrum, respectivamente, y sus parasitoides. Ambos bruchidos fueron registrados en Turquía por primera vez. También se encontré Dinarmus acutus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) como parasitoide de ambos coleópteros, B. terrenus y B. siliquastri.

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Simay Kırca
  • İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa
N. Nihan Parlak
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Forestry
Esra Şentürk
  • İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa
Hakan ALTINÇEKİÇ
Hakan ALTINÇEKİÇ
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Nilüfer Kart Aktaş
Nilüfer Kart Aktaş
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