This paper describes how speed is the basis of life style in the sustainable city development. The concept of speed in the development of the city is so important among optimal and multidisciplinary living styles. Recently, life styles are strongly affected by the concept of speed, therefore the designing process in the scale of city planning has started to be based on that factor. This is also the case in the newly developing cities. Speed will be analyzed by the ecological statement of the city, transportation, visual perception and recognition, aesthetical needs, multifunctional usages of common spaces and the formation and orientation of city centers in the sustainable cities. Speed is the basic principle in artificial intelligence. In this study, the speed factor with some examples on sustainable developed cities and criticizing this factor by making proposals will be discussed. Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, will also be analyzed. Showing examples of speed in city life style will bring together contemporary solutions as a result of this study. The most important thing is to mention the speed factor together with regular, comfortable and peaceful relaxing spaces. The ideal combination of speed and comfort is the basic aim of the study. The term speed does not only refer to transportation or time factor but also to the multidisciplinary and flexible usage of surroundings as well as aesthetic value and visual recognition.

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Published on 01/01/2006

Volume 2006, 2006
DOI: 10.2495/sc060091
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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