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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 13)
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Studying the Causes of Weakness in Urban Space of Iran Relying on Accessibility and Vitality (Case Study: Hamadan)

Kianoush Zakerhaghighi, Mojtaba Khanian and Morteza Chekani Azar
Corresponding Author:  Mojtaba Khanian Young Researchers Club and Elites 

Key words:  Accessibility, proximity, social activities, urban spaces, vitality, ,
Vol. 6 , (13): 2402-2408
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December 17, 2012 February 01, 2013 August 05, 2013
Abstract:

This study investigates the causes of weaknesses of urban spaces in the cities of Iran. In fact, this research seeks the aims of evaluation and measuring the reasons of weakness in urban spaces regarding two factors of accessibility and vitality. Urban space is a phenomenon organized by information manifested in various forms, functions and meaning. It is the context of forming and improving social life, representing culture and urbanization of a culture. The importance of the issue is to the extent that magnificent cities of the history are recognized by their urban spaces. Itís clear that improper function of these spaces represents weakness of urbanization. Due to the fact, accurate studying of urban spaces in Iran represents that function of these spaces in Iran and presence of population in it is only limited to daily fix and they canít attract people more. This research studies two effective factors in urban spaces: accessibility and vitality; using library and field study of Hamadan city to find the causes of weakness in urban spaces of Iran. Results of the current study indicated that factors as not locating urban spaces, its improper proximity with residential spaces and social problems of Iran cities are the most significant causes of weakness in these spaces. This report can be considered as an important approach in management of urban spaces positioning in city plans of Iran and other similar Middle East countries to prevent weakens accessibility and incompetency of these spaces.
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Kianoush Zakerhaghighi, Mojtaba Khanian and Morteza Chekani Azar, 2013. Studying the Causes of Weakness in Urban Space of Iran Relying on Accessibility and Vitality (Case Study: Hamadan).  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(13): 2402-2408.
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