Developing Design Criteria for Sustainable Urban Parks


  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem Dizdaroglu Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture, Bilkent University, Turkey



Sustainable Cities, Urban Parks, Green Spaces, COVID-19, Sustainable Design


This study investigates how urban parks can contribute to helping cities become more sustainable through developing a set of criteria for the sustainable design of urban parks. Today, there is no example around the world where all the proposed sustainable design criteria are applied together in a specific urban park. In this context, this study aims to make a novel contribution by systematically reviewing the literature on the sustainable design of urban parks. In the light of research findings, this study contributes to the implementation of a comprehensive sustainable park design practice in our cities in the future. These design criteria may further serve as performance indicators to offer information and know-how to local authorities, practitioners, communities, and other actors in this field to help them assess their success levels and progress over time.


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How to Cite

Dizdaroglu, D. (2022). Developing Design Criteria for Sustainable Urban Parks. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, 6(1), 69–81.