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Nowadays, residential areas in the cities are increasingly getting converted into “gated communities” all over the world. This conversion is bringing some very important negative results to the human life and cities. In this paper, the concept of closed residential areas are handled in terms of “urban planning”. In this respect, some examples of residential areas as gated communities and the different classifications of them are given both from Turkey and other countries. Then, making an evaluation of these examples, the causes and consequences of separating the residential areas from environment are listed according to their importance. In continuation, the main principle which is the “integration of residential areas and the city” is concluded as the first and most important solution for the correction of negative results by explaining the difficulties of using it. As the result, the determined main steps shall be used in planning the residential areas and explained them with a help of schema.
[Sema KARAGULER, Bengi KORGAVUS (2015); INTEGRATION WITH THE TOWN PRINCIPLE IN RESIDENTIAL AREA PLANNING Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (7). 698-711] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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