Urban Sprawl Negative Impact: Enkomi Return Phase

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Most of the cities around the world are dealing with different kinds of the problems such as social, environmental, economic and others. However for many years, urban planners have attempted to find solutions that fit within context and have put them into practice in order to shape the form of a city accordingly. One of the controversial problems which most of the developing and developed countries deal with it is urban sprawl, which is affects everything and everyone in different scales. For last three decades, even in case of northern Cyprus, urban sprawl has become inevitable; urban sprawl is recognizable, sprawl construction becomes a profitable business for construction, real-estate and others involved in this business. Unfortunately some communities to realized their vision welcomed to urban sprawl construction and enthusiastically embrace it with open arm, such communities sacrifice sociability opportunity and vibrant neighborhood to those single-use town which is one of the main characteristic is social exclusion and psychological problems, fundamentally one of the key factor can be found in lack of public awareness especially for who prefer to live in sprawl town. In northern Cyprus urban sprawl didn’t promote auto-dependency. Despite urban sprawl in northern Cyprus have many repercussions, one of the important impact which is consider in this article’s is psychological impact of urban sprawl, also this article attempt to divide urban sprawl leaving condition into three phases, and promote the contemplate phase which makes sprawl inhabitants to think and return to inner city neighborhood again.

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FULADLU, K. (2018). Urban Sprawl Negative Impact: Enkomi Return Phase. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, 3(1), 44-51. Retrieved from http://ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua/article/view/61