Author: Emine Yıldız Kuyrukçu, Mine Ulusoy
Publishing Date: 2014
Volume: 2 Issue: 3
Transformations which were experienced at the end of the 20th century created differences also in house production styles. Especially after the 1960s, new processes, which were based on the economical transformations, have also become the fundamental determining factor in the formation of residential areas and low density housing settlements and gated communities emerged as a result of these transformations. Gated communities, which are first outspreaded in developed countries, now can be seen in developing countries after 1980. These housing areas are separated from their entourage, thanks to doors and barriers, their entrance is surveyed all the time, they differentiate from urban life in terms of physical and socio-economical patterns. Gated communities which have been started to be built in the post 1990 era in Konya can be seen as a sign of an important transformation in city planning, city management and urban classes. The basic question to be answered is, why people choose to live in gated communities. This study aim, the formation period and formation factors of the gated communities to evaluate with the example in Konya and and the parameters providing user satisfaction in these houses to investigate. With the findings of survey, the models for gated communities in Konya such as Meram Yeniyol Houses will be taken into consideration as the sampling area. The user profile and common characteristics of these houses, the reasons for preferring these houses, the satisfactions of their users will be analyzed by the help of polls and oral interviews. The findings of the poll study from which various results will also derived will be evaluated. The reasons for preferring gated communities and user profile will be defined, and some foresights and suggestions will be made on this gated communities.
Key Words: Gated communities, Urban decomposition, Consumption culture, User satisfaction, Meram Yeniyol