Abstract: Cities have their own features as every person has own characteristics and features. City identity takes form through factors such as geography at which they are located, socio-cultural fabric, city development and development trends. Cities cannot protect their urban identity due to spatial, social, political and cultural changes and rapid population growth, rapid urbanization. Purpose is to examine the central district of Tekirdağ which is experiencing rapid urbanization in terms of urban identity features and analyze the reflections of urban identity in the context of space-human relations. Method: Spatial Observation data and survey method were used. Findings: User perception has changed. The boundaries of the city have expanded with the new functions. However, it was found that the urban user continues to use the historical center, which is the first settlement as the city center, but the active-young population has started to use this area as a transition area instead of focus. It is revealed that the active population with less experience in the city is insufficient to perceive the city and the relations contacted with space are different. Result: Both active-young and elderly-passive users have defined that the historical city identity in the central city of Tekirdağ as a first degree.
Keywords: Space-Human Relations, Physical Observation, User Perception