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Center for Geospatial Analytics

Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism Management

PhD in Design Program


 


Perver Korça Baran

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Zhai, Y. & Baran, P. K. (2017). Urban park pathway design characteristics and senior walking behavior. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 21C, 60-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.10.012 https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1U6~D5m5d7a5Du

  2. Zhai, Y. & Baran, P. K. (2016). Do configurational attributes matter in context of urban parks? Park pathway configurational attributes and senior walking. Landscape and Urban Planning, 148, 188-202.

  3. Terzi, F., Turkoglu, H. D, Bolen, F., Baran, K. B, & Salihoglu, T. (2015). Residents' perception of cultural activities as quality of life in Istanbul. Social Indicators Research, 122(1), 211-234.

  4. Bocarro, J. N, Floyd, M. F., Smith, W. R., Edwards, M. B. D., Schultz, C. L., Baran, P. K., Ph.D., Moore, R. A., Cosco, N., Suau, L. J. (2015). Social and Environmental Factors Related to Boys’ and Girls’ Park-Based Physical Activity. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12, June 18th, 2015.

  5. Baran, P. K., Smith, W. R., Moore, R. C., Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J. N., Cosco, N. G. & Danninger, T. M. (2014). Park use among youth and adults: Examination of individual, social, and urban form factors. Environment and Behavior. 46(6), 768-800.

  6. Hallowell, G. D. & Baran, P. K. (2013). Suburban change: A time series approach to measuring form and spatial configuration. Journal of Space Syntax (JOSS:) Special Issue on Urban Challenges. 4(1), 74-91. (August 5, 2013)

  7. Long, Y, & Baran, P. K. (2012). Does intelligibility affect place legibility? Understanding the relationship between objective and subjective evaluations of the urban environment.  Environment and Behavior, 44(5), 616-640.

  8. Floyd, M.F., Bocarro, J., Smith, W.R., Baran, P., Moore, R.C., Cosco, N., Edwards, M., Suau, L., & Fang, K. (2011). Park-based physical activity among children and adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(3), 258-265.

  9. Baran, P. K., Smith, W. R., Turkoglu, H. D., Marans, R. W. & Bolen, F. (2009). Walking behavior in Istanbul: Individual attributes, neighborhood context and perceived safety. A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, Special Issue: Dossier - Quality of Urban Life, 6(1), 21-40.

  10. Bocarro, J. N., Floyd, M. F., Moore, R., Baran, P., Danninger, T., Smith, W. & Cosco, N. (2009). Adaptation of the system for observing physical activity and recreation in communities (SOPARC) to assess age groupings of children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 6(6), 699-707.

  11. Baran, K. P., Rodríguez, A. D., & Khattak, J. A. (2008) Space syntax and walking in a New Urbanist and suburban neighbourhoods. Journal of Urban Design, 13(1), 5-28.

 

   

Conference Proceedings

  1. Amindarbari, R. & Baran, P (2016) A non-deterministic planning framework for land use and density: land tax in place of zoning? Paper presented at the 2016 Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Diego, CA, March 16-19, 2016.

  2. Baran, P. K., Tabrizian, P., Zhai, Y., Smith, J. W., & Floyd, M. F. (2016). Mapping Spatial Enclosure and Perceived Safety in a Neighborhood Park: An Application of Immersive Virtual Environment Technology. Paper presented at the Active Living Research Conference 2016, Clearwater, FL, 31 January – 3 February, 2016.

  3. Hallowell, G. D. & Baran, P. K. (2015). A Time-Series Approach to Measuring Change in Urban Form, Space, and Structure. Paper to be presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Meeting, Chicago, April 21-25, 2015.

  4. Zhai, Y. & Baran, P. (2014) Interpretation of Urban Park Design Characteristics. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Baltimore, Maryland, March 27-30, 2014.

  5. Amindarbari, R. & Baran, P. (2014) Rethinking the Disbursement of Land Tax Revenue: A spatial model for the just distribution of land tax revenue. Paper presented at the 2014 Urban Affairs Association Conference. San Antonio, Texas, March 19-22, 2014.

  6. Zhai, Y. & Baran, P. (2013). Application of Space Syntax Theory in Study of Urban Parks and Walking. In Kim, Y. O., & Park, K. W. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth International Space Syntax Symposium, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea, October 31 – November 3, 2013. Pp. 032:1-032:13.

  7. Smith, W. R., Baran, K. B., Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J., Moore, R., Cosco, N., Danninger, T. (2013). Urban park utilization:  The interaction of routine activities with physical and social contextual features. Paper presented at the 44rd Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Providence, May 29 – June 1, 2013. Healthy + Healing Places: Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, p. 185.

  8. Smith, W. R., Baran, K. B., Moore, R., Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J., Cosco, N., Danninger, T. (2012). Urban Park Use:  The Interaction of Social and Design Features. Paper presented at the 43rd Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Seattle, May 30-June 2, 2012.

  9. Turkoglu, H., Bölen, F.  & Baran, P. K. (2011). Quality of Urban Life: Prospects for the Future of Metropolitan Istanbul. Paper presented at the ASIA Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behavior Studies (AicE-Bs) Conference, Famagusta, North Cyprus: 7-9 December 2011.

  10. Floyd, M.F., Bocarro, J., Smith, W.R., Baran, P., Moore, R.C. & Cosco, N., Edwards, M., Suau, L., & Fang, K. (2011). Understanding Park-based Physical Activity among Children: An Analysis of Social and Environmental Factors. Paper presented at the 42th Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Chicago, May 25 to May 28, 2011.

  11. Hallowell, G. & Baran, P. K. (2011). Structural Inertia: A Model for Use in the Study of Urban Resistance to Change. Paper presented at the42th Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Chicago, May 25 to May 28, 2011.

  12. Hallowell, G. & Baran, P. K. (2011) A Model to Understand Urban Resistance to Change: Structural Inertia. Paper presented at the 99th ACSA Annual Meeting, Abstract Book: Where do you stand? p. 29. Montréal, Québec, Canada: March 3-6. Available at http://www.acsa-arch.org/acsa-press/program-publications/conference-proceedings.

  13. Hallowell, G. & Baran, P. K. (2010) Structural Inertia: A Model for Use in the Study of Urban Persistence. Paper presented at the 17th Conference International Seminar on Urban Form, ISUF, Formation and Persistence of Townscape. Hamburg and Lübeck, August 20-23, 2010. Paper accessible at: http://www.isuf2010.de/

  14. Baran, P. K., Smith, R. W., Turkoglu, H. D., Marans, R. W. & Bolen, F. (2010). Walking and Perceived Safety: Lessons from the Istanbul Quality of Urban Life Study. Paper presented at the 41th Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Washington DC, June 2-6, 2010.

  15. Turkoglu, H. D., Baran, P. K. Marans, R. W., Bolen, F. & Terzi, F. (2009) Measuring Urban Quality of Life in Istanbul Metropolitan Area. Proceedings, International IAPS-CSBE & HOUSING Network: The International Symposium on 'Revitalising Built Environments: Requalifying Old Places For New Uses', Istanbul, October 12-16, 2009.

  16. Turkoglu, H. D., Bolen, F., Baran, P. K., and Marans, R. W.   (2007) “Towards a Sustainable Future: Initial Findings from an Ongoing Quality of Life Study in Metropolitan Istanbul.” Paper presented at the Joint Congress of the European Regional Science Association (47th Congress) and Association de Science Regionale de Langue Francaise, (ASRDLF, 44th Congress), Paris, August 29-September 2, 2007.

  17. Baran, P. K., Smith, W. R. and Toker, U. (2007). “The Space Syntax and Crime: Evidence from a Suburban Community.” Short paper presented at the 6th International Space Syntax Symposium, Istanbul, June 12-15, 2007. Symposium proceedings available at: http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/, pp. 119-01 – 119-06.

  18. Long, Y., Baran, P. & Moore, R. (2007) The Role of Space Syntax in Spatial Cognition: Evidence from Urban China. Short paper presented at the 6th International Space Syntax Symposium, Istanbul, June 12-15, 2007. Conference proceedings available at: http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/, pp.129-01 – 129-06.

  19. Long, Y. and Baran, P. (2006) Methodology for Analyzing the Relationship between Objective and Subjective Evaluations of Urban Environment: Space Syntax, Cognitive Maps, and Urban Legibility, Paper presented at Spatial Cognition ’06, Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition Workshop, Bremen, Germany, September 24, 2006.

  20. Turkoglu, H. D., Bolen, F., Baran, P. K., and Marans, R. W.   (2006) Measuring Quality of Urban Life:  Findings from Istanbul Metropolitan Study. Paper presented at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) meeting, Ljublijana-Slovenia, July 2-5, 2006.

  21. Baran, P. K., Smith, W. R. and Toker, U. (2006). Conflict Between Space and Crime: Exploring The Relationship Between Spatial Configuration and Crime Location.  Paper presented at the 37th Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Atlanta, May 3-7, 2006. EDRA37: Beyond Conflict Proceedings. 167.

  22. Baran, P., Turkoglu, H., Bolen, F. & Marans, R. (2006). Conflict between Growth and Quality Of Urban Life: Initial Findings From An Ongoing Study In Metropolitan Istanbul. Paper presented at the 37th Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Atlanta, May 3-7, 2006. EDRA37: Beyond Conflict Proceedings. 141.

  23. Long, Y., & Baran, P. K. (2006) “Spatial Configuration And Actual Crime Locations In A University Campus Setting.” Paper presented at the 37th Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Atlanta, May 3-7, 2006. EDRA37: Beyond Conflict Proceedings. 170.

  24. Toker, U., Baran, P. & Mull, M. (2005) (Sub)Urban Evolution: A cross-Temporal Analysis of Spatial Configuration in an American Town (1989 – 2002). Paper presented at the 5th International Space Syntax Symposium, Delft – Netherlands, June 13-17, 2005. Paper available at: http://www.spacesyntax.tudelft.nl/

 

   

Conference and Other Presentations

  1. Baran, P., Tabrizian, P., Zhai, Y., Floyd, M. F. & Smith, J. W. (2016). Use of IVE in mapping perceived safety in a park. Paper presented at the 2016 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO, October 5-8, 2016.

  2. Baran, P. (2015). Utilization of GIS Mapping in Investigating Parks for Active Recreation. Paper presented at the North Carolina Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Raleigh, February 13, 2015.

  3. Zhai, Y. & Baran, P. (2014) Urban Park and Senior's Walking. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Southeastern Recreation Research Conference. Asheville, North Carolina. March 30th- April 1st, 2014.

  4. Richardson, N., Smith, W. R. and Baran, P. (2012). Place, space, race and class: Dynamics of street robbery. Paper presented at the Southern Sociological Society 2012 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA: March 21-24, 2012.

  5. Tsai, W-L., Bruton, C., Leung, Y-F., McHale, M. R., Baran, P. K., Floyd, M. F. (2011). Exploring the relationship between urban forest characteristics and human health. Paper presented at the Society of American Foresters, National Convention. Honolulu, HA: November 2-6, 2011.

  6. Floyd, M.F., Bocarro, J., Smith, W.R., Baran, P., Moore, R.C. & Cosco, N. (2011). Physical and social environmental factors associated with children getting to parks and being active while there: Implications for research and practice. Invited paper for International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Australia: June 15-18.

  7. Baran, P. K., Smith, W. R., Dulger-Turkoglu, H., Marans, R. W., Bolen, F. (2011). Correlates of Walking Behavior in Istanbul: Individual Attributes, Neighborhood Context and Perceived Safety. Paper presented at the Active Living Research Annual Conference. San Diego, CA: February 22-24.

  8. Floyd, M., William, S., Bocarro, J., Moore, R., Baran, P., and Cosco, N. (2009) Gender Specific Models of Correlates of Physical Activity among Children in Neighborhood Parks. Paper presented at the Leisure Research Symposium: 2009 National Recreation and Park Association Congress, Salt Lake City, October 13-16, 2009.

  9. Baran, P., Danninger, T., Moore, R., Floyd, M. F., Bocarro, J., Cosco, N., Smith, W., and  Kepez, O. (2009) “Building Custom GIS Tools for Developing Neighborhood Characteristics Measurements,” paper presented at the 2009 NC GIS Conference, Raleigh, NC, February 19-20, 2009.

  10. Floyd, M., William, S., Bocarro, J., Baran, P., Moore, R., and Cosco, N. (2009) What Contributes to Children’s Physical Activity in Urban Neighborhood Parks? An Examination of Individual, Social, and Environmental Factors, paper presented at the Active Living Research 2009 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, February, 18 - 20, 2009.

  11. Türkoğlu H, Terzi, F., Bölen F., Baran, P. K., Marans R. W. (2008). Using GIS to Analyze Spatial Patterns of Subjective Evaluations of Quality of Urban Life in Istanbul. Paper presented at the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) 2008 Conference, Shrinking Cities, Sprawling Suburbs, Changing Countrysides, Dublin Ireland, July, 6 - 9, 2008.

  12. Türkoğlu H., Kundak, S., Baran, P. K., Bolen, F., Marans, R. W. (2008). A Perceptional Approach to Environmental Problems in Istanbul. Paper presented at the International Disaster Reduction Conference, Davos Switzerland, August, 25 - 29, 2008.

  13. Baran, P. K., Tomlinson, J., Butalia, S. R., and Devine, H. A. (2007). Alternatives for Coastal Development: Water Quality Impacts of Two Different Development Scenarios in Brunswick County, NC. Paper presented at the 2007 NC GIS 10th Anniversary Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, March 1-2, 2007.

  14. Baran, P., Long, Y. & Smith, W. R. (2006). A Space Syntax and Campus Crime: Street and Sidewalk Evidence from a University Context. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles: November 1-4, 2006.

  15. Smith, W. R., Baran, P. & Toker, U. (2006). Space Syntax in a Suburban Community: Integration and Connectivity as Crime Facilitators. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles: November 1-4, 2006.

  16. Antonaccio, O., Smith, W. R., Baran, P., Long, Y. & Davison, E. L.  (2006). Social Disorganization and Routine Activity Theories: Socio-Ecological Models of Crime in an Urban Context.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles: November 1-4, 2006.

  17. Marans, R. W., Stimson, R., Turkoglu, H., Baran, P., Bolen, F. (2006). Tales from Three Cities: Developing and Using Quality of Urban Life Indicators. Paper presented at the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference, Fort Worth, Texas: November 9-12, 2006.

  18. Devine, H. A. and Baran, P. K.  February 9, 2006.  The Interagency Trails Data Standards Pilot Study.  Presentation to the Federal Interagency Council on Trails.  Washington, D.C.
     
   

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