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New perspectives to save cultural heritage
Altan, M. Orhan

CI PA 2003 XIX th International Symposium, 30 September - 04 October, 2003, Antalya, Turkey
parks/recreation area/sport area in their neighborhood, 16.4 %
want painting and renovation, 10.83 % want new furniture,
10.83 % do not want to change anything, 6.81 % primary
school building/equipment for the school, 6.5 %
road/infrastructure, 5.57 % shopping facilities, 5.26 % better
neighbor relationships, 4.02 % social security. The ratio of
people who want to move from the neighborhood is 64.2 %.
The reasons of desire to quite are as follows: 23.41 % is to
get more comfort. 18.35 % need to change old houses, 12.97
% job opportunities, 11.7 % to be close to relatives, 10.75 %
better educational opportunities, 8.22 % is unsatisfaction with
the existing neighborhood, 7.91 % is unsatisfactory
transportation and 6.64 % is smallness of the neighborhood
and crowding.
This study investigated different characteristics of Yddinm/
Beyazit neighborhood. With respect to socio-economic
characteristic, people have low income and lower level
education. Parents and children are working to make a
living. The occupation of fathers are government employee,
farmer and trade while that of mothers are house wife and
farmer. The ratio of the people who have continuos jobs is
limited. Jobless rate and the ratio of transitory jobs are high.
With respect to demographic characteristics, majority of
people were born especially in Yildirim or in Edirne’s other
neighborhoods. Other people were migrated from Greece,
Bulgaria, Tekirdag and Kirklareli. Majority of people lived
more than 20 years in their current house.
The reasons of their preference to continue to live in this
neighborhood are their jobs, being native, the house
inherited and their marriage. The majority of people live
with their relatives in this neighborhood and continue to live
a traditional life.
They have close relationships with their close neighbors or
their neighbors are their relatives. They have more frequent
social contacts with their close neighbors. They visit other
neighborhoods of Edirne for special reason such wedding or
holiday greetings.
People who migrated to the neighborhood receive help from
their relatives and their neighbors. People who migrated
from other neighborhoods of Edirne are the majority in the
neighborhood. The ratio of the people who admit that they
are unable to help to the migrants is high. Most of the
people agree thet there is unity in the neighborhood.
Majority of the houses have 3-4 room and the satisfaction of
people with their neighborhood is high. However, they
complaint about the infrastructure, physical structure and
lack of social facilities and they desire to make some
adjustments of the buildings to their current needs.
Finally, this neighborhood has a homogene social structure
which reflects in its physical pattern. It is necessary to
propose upgrading projects to supply the need for social
facilities, infrastructure and to improve the physical
structure according to their needs. Due to its importance in
the history and the social well being of the society, it is
necessary to provide required investments to improve
physical conditions of the neighborhood, to restore
historical buildings and to upgrade the living standards.
At the same time, it is necessaiy to solve economic
problems such high unemployment rate by stimulating new
economy investments.
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