The livability measurements in the old urban fabric of Zone 1 in District 9, Tehran

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Director of the Local Development Office of the Ministry of ostadmoin,dastgheb,hoshyar

2 Deputy Mayor of Urbanism and Architecture of District 9 of Tehran

3 Urban Development Expert Local Development Office District 1 regional9

Abstract

Ever-increasing population and urbanization have had a detrimental effect on the cities and the continuing urbanization resulted in the social, economic, and environmental problems of the cities which is a crisis and the warning for the cities’ sustainability. This situation is also the case in many cities in Iran, which are faced with the consequences of urban rapid growth and the lack of sufficient financial and human resources in the management process. It is well understood that the livability based on the participation of residents in a neighborhood emphasizes on the social capital, public participation and the sense of belonging of the neighborhood residents. This, with an emphasis on the role of people and community in the neighborhood, can provide better outcome to the neighborhood in identifying neighborhood problems and subsequently decision making, planning and the related authorities in a neighborhood. Indicators of this study are socioeconomic, physical, and environmental indicators. The purpose of this research is to identify the threats, opportunities and capabilities of Zone1 in District 9 by using a survey in the form of a five-point Likert scale. This study was done by using the SWOT model and prioritizing them using a Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM). The results of the research show that the construction of class parking, the construction of a hangout, the rehabilitation of existing gardens and parks, defining of the incentive development projects in the state and municipal lands, are of the basic needs of the neighborhood and have the highest priority which are mostly physical and infrastructural.

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