Monday, August 13, 2012

Socio-spatial Obstacles of Urban Sustainability in Historic Center of Cities in Iran

by Mir Saeed Moosavi

The last decade has witnessed growing attention and speculation on the implications of sustainability taking doctrine for urban life. But, less attention has been paid to constraints and threats regarding sustainability in urban spaces in historic centers of cities, especially in developing countries like Iran. Only very recently, both the academic literature and the managerial body have started to scrutinize the ways in which sustainability can be related to and achieved in urban spaces of historic center of city. Besides, with rapid growth of urbanization in the world and increasing demand for modern and technologic life, pressure on cities and especially their historic centers will continue to mount leading to socio-spatial deficiencies in urban spaces. These deficiencies are all major obstacles for achievement of sustainability from an urban point of view. This paper overviews and examines the obstacles and challenges regarding implications of socio-spatial characteristics of urban environment in historic center of cities in Iran and is an attempt to analyze diverse challenges and contradictions regarding integration of contemporary urban life into environments and spaces in historic center of city in Iran.

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