Guidelines for Ecological and Technological Built Environment: A Case Study on Güdül-Ankara, Turkey
In line with sustainable development, the reactions to current urban planning and design have led to a new alternative and futuristic approach called “ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning and design which is non-damaging to the environment, brings efficient uses of resources with local skills, turns the negative aspects of technological advances to positive, guides good landuse planning with compact forms, uses natural analyses in site selection and planning, combines environmental technologies in terms of renewable energy, explores sustainable transportation and infrastructure, brings urban agriculture to the cities for self sufficiency and uses information and geographic information technologies for ecological issues in the settlements. The objectives of this article are to present a design framework and strategic approach with eco-tech planning and GIS, to develop a design strategy guide, and to increase awareness about urban aspect of ecological challenge and environmental aspect of urban development based on conclusions from a case study in Güdül-Ankara, Turkey. New eco-tech guidelines for small settlements in this research are promoted.
Keywords: Eco-tech Planning-Design, Cities of Tomorrow, Urban Sustainability, Green-Smart Settlements, Advanced Technologies, Planning-Design Guidelines