Evaluation of the Capacity and Sufficiency of Sakura Park in Selçuklu District of Konya Province as a Post-Disaster Assembly Area



Post-Disaster Assembly Area, Earthquake park, Earthquake disaster, Konya


After the earthquake disaster experienced by our country, the importance of open and green spaces has once again come to the agenda, just like the Covid-19 outbreak. Green areas are of great importance both because they can be used as gathering areas after a disaster and because they can be transformed into temporary accommodation areas. Gathering areas are the areas where the public can gather safely by preventing misunderstandings that may arise after a disaster and revealing healthy information exchange. Gathering areas are safe areas where people can gather away from dangerous areas until tents and containers are ready after disasters and emergencies. Sakura Park, which became operational in 2023, is very suitable for being a post-earthquake gathering area with its location and design. In the park selected as the study area, a survey was conducted with 210 people selected according to the snowball method to exceed the population size in the central limit theorem on the basis of volunteerism at random times on weekdays and weekends. According to the results of the survey, Sakura Park was found to be very suitable as a post-disaster gathering area due to its location at the crossroads of important transportation networks, its proximity to hospitals, its flat settlement area, its possibility to be used as a support center with the surrounding schools, and its lack of thorny and poisonous plant material. The gathering capacity of the park is very sufficient considering that the neighboring Ecdat Park and the gardens of the schools can also be organized together.

Author Biographies

Sertaç Güngör, Selçuk University

He was born in the capital city of Turkey (Ankara) in 1970. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, and Department of Landscape Architecture in 1992, and he had his MSc. and PhD. in Ankara University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Science in 1996 and 2003 He was work in Ankara University and Selcuk University as a research assistant. He joins the Selcuk University as a Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in 2004 after 4 years (1991-1995) of combining an active professional practice (such as site chief landscape architect and operations manager) with academic appointments including vice chair of Department of Landscape Architecture, technical secretary and member of editorial board of Selcuk Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, Vice-Director and Member of Executive Council of Research Center of Applied Mathematics. The focus of his scholarship is in four areas; GIS in landscape planning, bioclimatic comfort, Landfill Site Selection-Tourism activity site selection/etc. criteria with the help Of GIS and Tourism and recreational planning. He has published more than 35 articles on landscape planning. Presented 18 international 19 national conference reports. He is also a member of the UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects in Turkey

Ebru Dikgöz, Selçuk Üniversitesi

Selçuk Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü Peyzaj Mimarlığı A.B.D. Yüksek Lisans Öğrencisi Konya/Türkiye



How to Cite

Güngör, S., & Dikgöz, E. (2023). Evaluation of the Capacity and Sufficiency of Sakura Park in Selçuklu District of Konya Province as a Post-Disaster Assembly Area. 3rd International Congress of the Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, Malatya, Türkiye, 39–45. from http://turjaf.com/index.php/TURSTEP/article/view/38