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The effect of built space on wayfinding in urban environments: a study of the historical peninsula in İstanbul

  title={The effect of built space on wayfinding in urban environments: a study of the historical peninsula in İstanbul},
  author={Ayşe Sema Kubat and Ayse Ozbil Torun and Ozlem Ozer and Harun Ekinoglu},
This paper reconsiders the question of how the built environment, in terms of the spatial configuration of urban layout and land‐use patterns, affects wayfinding performance. In an attempt to develop physical design solutions, first‐time visitors’ directed search patterns within a 2x2km area in the historical peninsula of Sultanahmet, Istanbul, are recorded. The recorded data are analyzed to determine the extent to which street connectivity, measured by metric and directional reach, and… 

Effects of Urban Form and Navigational Aids on Visitors' Spatial Cognition and Wayfinding Behaviour

Multivariate regression models revealed that digital navigation is fundamentally altering first-time visitors’ use of the city and affecting the authors' natural movement and urban experience and the analysis of social interaction of navigators with space revealed that GPS navigators are becoming “anti-social”.

Urban Form and Wayfinding: Review of Cognitive and Spatial Knowledge for Individual’s Navigation

This paper provides a systematic review of recent progress in spatial cognition and wayfinding behaviour research. The aim is to provide an up-to-date understanding of how theory drawn from different


This article attempts to study the impact of spatial intelligibility and the visual perception of the user on his habitat and focuses on how the inhabited space is experienced, practiced, and

Defining a strategical framework for urban pedestrianization projects: assessment of walkability in 3 urban squares in Istanbul

A pedestrian-oriented strategical framework that takes into account the existing spatial configuration, parcel-based land-use compositions, as well as pedestrian movement distributions within the areas is proposed for the study areas and their surroundings.

Walking to School: The effects of street network configuration and urban design qualities on route selection behaviour of elementary school students

This study examines the association of spatial layout of street networks and urban design qualities of the street environment with path selection by elementary school students. The aim is to better

Relationship between spatial configuration and ferry, bus and railway patronage in Brisbane CBD

The pattern of an urban network is an important factor influencing traveller’s “natural movement” through space. Land uses benefit from areas with rich movement potential. Public transport stations

Pedestrian route choice by elementary school students: the role of street network configuration and pedestrian quality attributes in walking to school

Abstract This study examines the extent to which street network configuration is associated with path selection by pedestrians. The aim is to better understand how the spatial layout of the street

Improving Traffic Noise Simulations Using Space Syntax: Preliminary Results from Two Roadway Systems

A record linkage study which combined a documentary method with space syntax analysis which analyses data about traffic flow as well as field-measured and computer-simulated traffic noise in two Bulgarian agglomerations suggests that space syntax might have a potential in predicting traffic noise exposure by improving models for noise simulations using specialised software or actual traffic counts.

Economic Diversification and the Urban Image; Changing the Narrative on Street Vending

Street vending is a dynamic phenomenon of network of events, socio-economic and cultural factors while remaining a narration of place. At the metropolitan level, the narrative is negatively skewed



Influence of estimation errors on wayfinding-decisions in unknown street networks – analyzing the least-angle strategy

This paper examines how human estimation errors of distance and rotation influence the decision behavior in the wayfinding process in an unknown street environment with simulated software agent which navigates in a simulated street environment.

Spatial Orientation and the Angularity of Urban Routes

Results demonstrate that environmental orientation depends in part on the angularity of route structure, the disorienting effect of oblique routes being due to memory distortion or imprecision associated with oblique route structure.

Evaluation of a Conceptual Model of Architectural Legibility

The study finds that this objective measure of floor plan complexity significantly influences cognitive mapping and observed wayfinding, and suggests that the relationship between plan configuration and wayfinding is mediated by the accuracy of the cognitive map.

Place Recognition and Wayfinding: Making Sense of Space

The Connectivity of Streets: Reach and Directional Distance

Two measures of connectivity that are applicable to standard GIS-based representations of street networks are introduced and are well correlated with standard measures used in the literature with the added advantage that they can discriminate between street segments within the same urban area.

Depthmap 4: a researcher's handbook

This document gives an overview of the features available in Depthmap, primarily a computer program to perform visibility analysis of architectural and urban systems, which is designed to run on Windows 2000 and XP operating systems.

Spatial Information Theory. Cognitive and Computational Foundations of Geographic Information Science

A Spatial Model Based on the Notions of Spatial Conceptual Map and of Object's Influence Areas and Qualitative Motion Representation in Egocentric and Allocentric Frames of Reference is presented.

Road Climbing: Principles Governing Asymmetric Route Choices on Maps

Why people's route choices are often asymmetric is investigated—why a different route is chosen when traveling between two locations depending on which point is the origin and which is the destination.

Image of the city

What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions,