In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Association For Environmental Assessment (IAEA)

Document Type : Science - Research


Kharazmi University


The purpose of this research is to analyze the indicators of desirability in public spaces around of Abdolazim Hassani shrine in ‎District 20 of Tehran Municipality. The data was obtained by a survey using a 25 questions questionnaire‎. Sample people ‎including 75 business man who have occupied in the study area for at least 20 years, were selected among the total 1200 ‎ people as the responders. They must evaluate the 25 indicators of the space desirability which are classified ‎into three dimensions of physical - environmental, social – cultural, and economic in accordance to the Likert ranges. One ‎Sample t-Test in SPSS software and Kriging tool in GIS were used to analyze the data. Combining subjective and ‎spatial analysis is the novelty of this research. Findings indicate an average level of desirability. Although some indicators of the ‎socio-cultural dimension, such as social security, are very low, In this dimension, the desirability of the space is in ‎higher level. The measures taken have mostly targeted physical dimension of the space‏. ‏However, very few actions, and ignoring ‎the cultural heritage and neglecting the need to connect with the past and the identity of the place, have caused these measures, ‎even in the dimension, do not provide a satisfactory level of desirability. In order to promote the desirability of the studied ‎spaces, participation of policy makers, planners and urban management on the one hand, the managers of the shrine and ‎the Vaqf organization on the other hand, and the stakeholders are essential.‎


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