Urban architecture, design, development and planning
1. Locational analysis of child streetism in urban centers

D.V. Ogunkan; A.T. Adeboyejo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2021

  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Against the background of the growing awareness of the need to provide empirical answers to the fundamental questions of the location of human activities, the construction of social space and the relationship between social space and physical environment, this study examines ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
2. Soundscape assessment in historical urban spaces using sound walk method and Kano model

R. Alishahi; A.R. Sadeghi; M. Sholeh

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 11-28


  BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Sound is one of the most important tools for recognizing urban spaces. Zandieh area of Shiraz as one of the historic context shaped during the ages hase been chosen in order to obtain a proper response to the individual's perception of urban historic spaces soundscape. The ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
3. Appraisal of compliance with land subdivision planning regulations in residential neighbourhoods

W.O. Omollo; R.O. Opiyo

Volume 5, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 125-138


  Although previous studies have attempted to address the challenge of land subdivision, there is still a scarcity in the literature on how the extent of conformity to land subdivision planning regulations may be statistically and spatially analyzed. This study, therefore, explores the extent to which ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
4. Does NIMBY work in Iran? The unexpected case of Danesh Pedestrian and bicycle path

M. Sattarzad Fathi; N. Jahed

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 69-84


  “Not in My Back Yard”; people shout this when they feel something deleterious and nonlocal will be sprung into existence in their territory by top-down powers. Some believe that NIMBY syndrome provokes parochialism, but parochialism itself can bring many beneficial consequences. Danesh Pedestrian ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
5. Provision of car parking space in the residential neighborhoods: A development control challenge in urban areas

W.O. Omollo

Volume 5, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-18


  Although a substantial body of research concurs that most urban areas have a challenge in providing adequate car parking space, there is a scarcity in the literature on how conformity to planning standards that regulates the provision of car parking spaces may be analyzed. This study, therefore, examines ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
6. Assessing the ratio of physical form of slums settlements with social capital

M.R. Allahyari; M. khakzand

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 269-282


  The social dynamics of cities have long been dependent on their spaces and places. On the one hand, human interactions, and relationships are formed by the city form and on the other hand, the body recovers its identity from existing social life. The more a city can communicate with its citizens through ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
7. Urban landscape and quality of urban environment by means of geographic information system

B. Shojaeivand

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 239-246


  Quality of urban environment as a subset of quality of life now represents the search for happiness and personal satisfaction in urban environment and is a broad concept which is concerned with the overall well-being in urban environment. The purpose of this study was to investigating the quality of ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
8. Environmental impact of renovation projects on timeworn textures from the perspective of tourism

M. Sabet Teimouri; H. Mobini

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 335-342


  Achieving sustainable development for managers and urban planning requires a systemic attitude to various urban issues and phenomena and a comprehensive urban development cannot be obtained with a single-dimensional perspective. Hence, in implementing various urban projects, it is necessary to examine ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
9. The role of proportional systems in the forming of Sassanid square domes

H. Abaeian; M. Hashemi; N. Valibeig; Sh. Mohammadpour

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 81-88


  One of the common monuments in the Sassanid era was the square dome. Interestingly, corners and parts of the square dome were always geometrically proportionate to each other. Square domes have been mainly studied in terms of their historical background as well as the materials used. The present research, ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
10. The role of façades in the formation of physical identity in the Iranian cities

M. Sattarzad Fathi; F. Heidari

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 69-80


  The physical identity in the urban areas can be considered as a concept which is influenced by the way of arranging the urban body. As a matter of fact, the appropriate coordination and the compatibility of physical components, such as the urban façades, can definitely facilitate the reorganization ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
11. New urbanism approach and urban space in mega cities

R. Heydari; B. Shojaeivand

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 303-308


  New Urbanism design principles have been adopted for many urban planning efforts in recent years. The purpose of this paper is studding the structure and space of Shahid Beheshti Square as one of the most important and old squares of Tabriz from the view of new urbanism principals. In order to reaching ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
12. Examination of value added of conservation and restoration of urban historic textures in district 12 of Tehran

H. Ahmadi; A.H. Taghizad Farahmand

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 229-242


  The growth of urban populations in recent decades requires physical elements such as residential, commercial and cultural spaces and the development of infrastructure such as streets and highways, which will open a new horizon to the historic texture of cities and how to preserve and restore them. The ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
13. Comparative analysis between qualitative norms of ancient Iranian urbanism and western urban design approaches

F. Heidari; M. Sattarzad Fathi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 101-112


  The rich identity, originality and validity of the “Ancient Iranian Urbanism and Architecture”, always have been stimulating the urban designers and planners to have research about their valuable qualities and historical principles. Unlike the past, today’s Iranian cities have inefficient ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
14. Wayfinding characteristics and familiarity indexes in an urban environment

H. Najafpour; R. Naghdbishi; F. Asadi Malekjahan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 1-16


  Many people are encountered with finding the best way to reach to their destination. One definition for wayfinding is “the act of travelling to the destination by continuous processes of making route-choices whilst evaluating previous spatial decisions against stable cognition of the environment.  ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
15. Ecosystem Biomimicry: A way to achieve thermal comfort in architecture

H. Abaeian; R. Madani; A. Bahramian

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 267-278


  The strategies to reduce the consumption of non-renewable energies in buildings are becoming increasingly important. In the meantime, nature-inspired approaches have emerged as a new strategy to achieve thermal comfort in the interiors. However, the use of these approaches in architecture and buildings ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
16. Role of environmental rights in the urban design of public places

A.R. Sadeghi; N. Panahi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 169-182


  In the current period, followed by the industrial revolution, the damaging effects of the one-dimensional attitude towards the environment caused by human have had countless hazards. To cope with these risks, the respect and protection of environmental values has attracted today's urban human attention ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
17. An analysis of cultural land use spatial distributions using geographic information system in District 3 of Tehran Municipality

R. Farhady; E. Tamimi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 103-116


  This research has been conducted with the aim of analyzing the spatial distribution of existing cultural land use in district 3 of Tehran Municipality and proposal for new site selection for cultural land use in this district. After studying previous researches on the issues of land use and site selection, ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
18. Analysis of spatial distribution of Tehran Metropolis urban services using models of urban planning

A. Lorestani; Z. Yaghoubpour; R. Shirzadian

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 83-92


  The process of spatial distribution of urban services in order to provide equitable access to opportunities and reduced regional disparities, and earning the highest citizen satisfaction are among the main challenges facing urban management. This requires knowledge of the current status of spatial distribution ...  Read More

Urban architecture, design, development and planning
19. How traditional symbols can be used as inspiration source in shaping the urban architecture?

M. Khakzand; S. Babaei

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 73-82


  This paper explores the developing of how designers can search for inspiration source which provided in the form of traditional elements and archetypes and also their role on idea generation in design from building to urban measure. In order to clarify of this, current study focuses on the Far-East region ...  Read More