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

Document Type : Science - Research


1 Professor of Geography Deparment, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran.

2 Master of Geography and Urban Planning of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran.

3 Master of Geography and Urban Planning of shahid Beheshti University, Tehran.

4 PhD Student, Geography and Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran


Urban old areas, which were once the important parts of the towns and are now considered the identity of these areas, are not reclaimable and renewable due to the poor condition and disassociation of its residents. This study aims to evaluate the physical parameters of the urban old areas and their problems in the city of Oshnavieh. The research design is analytical-descriptive method. The research population is the residents of the case study town and, according to Cochran Formula, 317 questionnaires were distributed among residents. The sampling was done based on the homogeneity of statistics population using systematic sampling. To analyze physical parameters of  the area,  Arc GIS software and to detect the effect of aging areas on residents, the SPSS software were used respectively. The results show that from the total 16 parts of old areas, four areas (%25 of the areas), contain all three factors of microlithic parts, poor quality of buildings, and accessibility to below 6 meters and six areas (%37.5 of the area), has two Factors. Therefore, the deterioration in these 10 areas has been more tangible. It was also found that about %54.5 of the residents has been already living in their neighborhood so that about %47.6 has been resident in their regions more than 10 years. 


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