ISSN: 2717-4417
Urban Design
Environmental characteristics affecting children's physical activity and mobility in their neighborhoods from their perspective; Case study: Mashhad City

Toktam Roshandel; Bakhtiar Bahrami; Mehdi Saidi; Goran Erfani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 June 2023

https://doi.org/10.22034/urbs.2023.62738

Abstract
  Despite the significant impact of physical activity and mobility on children’s health and well-being, such activities are declining in neighborhoods and residential areas. One way to address this issue is to highlight the environmental characteristics that encourage children to move and engage ...  Read More

Urban Design
Investigating the studies of "memory of place" in Persian languages researches (A review of the years 2006-2022)

Nina Ghaslani; Azadeh Aghalatifi; Marjan NematiMehr; Hamid Nadimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 October 2023

https://doi.org/10.22034/urbs.2023.139037.4924

Abstract
  Architecture and urbanism are related to the environment; The environment is the container of individual and collective experiences of people and forms the memory. Memory studies is a growing field of research that focuses on a wide range of disciplines such as social sciences, humanities, landscape ...  Read More

Urban Design
Measuring the sound perception of citizens on the Chahar Bagh sidewalk in Isfahan

Marzieh Shafiei; Bahador Zamani

Volume 12, Issue 48 , October 2023, , Pages 3-16

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.017

Abstract
   Highlights-The pleasantness of a soundscape to a place depends largely on context.-Decreasing sound levels may not result in a high-quality acoustic environment.-The environmental characteristics of the spaces and the activities they may enable influence directly on the pleasantness of the soundscape.- ...  Read More

Urban Design
An analytical study of sensory richness in recognizing the urban space of Hafez Street in Shiraz, with a focus on the senses of smell and taste: a Case Study of Hafez Street, Shiraz

Maryam Roosta; mahsa sholeh; Negin Amiri

Volume 12, Issue 48 , October 2023, , Pages 29-42

https://doi.org/10.22034/urbs.2023.62683

Abstract
  Highlights- Sense walking and in-depth interviews were used to analyze the richness of smell and taste senses in urban space.- The experience of the senses of smell and taste and the dimension of time and place mutually affect each other.- The richness of the senses of smell and taste affects the enhancement ...  Read More

Urban Design
Redesigning a Model for improving the implementation of small-scale participatory projects: a case study of Mashhad Municipality's Mahalle Ma project)

Iman Ghalandarian; Golbarg Ghaemmaghami Farahani

Volume 12, Issue 48 , October 2023, , Pages 83-98

https://doi.org/10.22034/urbs.2023.62604

Abstract
  Highlights- This paper proposes a model for improving the implementation of small-scale participatory projects.- The model is based on the findings of a case study of the Mahalle Ma project in Mashhad, Iran.- The model identifies three key relationships: the people and the facilitator, the people and ...  Read More

Urban Design
Measuring the Emotional Response of Users in Urban Spaces using Physiological-Perceptual Method

Faeze Rahmani Jami; Maryam Mohammadi

Volume 12, Issue 47 , June 2023, , Pages 3-18

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.016

Abstract
  HighlightsIntroducing the methods of measuring emotions and emotional response in urban spaces and examining the advantages and disadvantages and the validity of each method.Developing a mixed method for measuring emotions in urban spaces.Identifying the physical and non-physical factors affecting users’ ...  Read More

Urban Design
Measuring indicators of creating a sense of place in new urban developments (Case Study: Qods district)

Shirin Eslami; ahmad shahivandi

Volume 12, Issue 47 , June 2023, , Pages 51-64

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.018

Abstract
  Highlights- The functional activity component exhibits the greatest weight in the measurement of the sense of place in the Qods district of the city of Qom, Iran.- The physical-visual component has the lowest weight in the measurement of the sense of place in the residents of the Qods district.- Structural ...  Read More

Urban Design
Comparison of the qualitative level of sensory richness components in commercial spaces using the techniques of sense-walking and sensory notation (Tehran Grand Bazaar and Bamland Shopping Center)

yasaman Ghaderi; Seyed Mahdi Khatami

Volume 12, Issue 46 , May 2023, , Pages 3-16

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2023.008

Abstract
  HighlightsThe five human senses are known as the window of human communication with the surrounding environment.Perceptions caused by sensory stimuli play an important role in the improvement of the quality of urban space and creation of an atmosphere of memory.In the theoretical foundations and research ...  Read More

Urban Design
Evaluating the representation of urban spaces in the selected works of Iranian cinema with a focus on public spaces in Tehran

sara salehi; Hassan sajadzadeh; Mohammad Saied Izadi; kasra ketabollahi

Volume 11, Issue 44 , October 2022, , Pages 17-30

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.332

Abstract
  Highlights- The relationship between the city and the movies was addressed, and the cinematic sequences were evaluated.- Movie locations and the need to benefit from the diversity of urban spaces in Iran were addressed.- The streets of big cities in Iranian movies are places to pass through, not to attend. Introduction The ...  Read More

Urban Design
The Effects of Physical - Spatial Measures of Urban Streets on Pedestrians Emotional Responses Using EEG

Esmat Paikan; Mohammad Reza Pourjafar; Ehsan Ranjbar

Volume 11, Issue 44 , October 2022, , Pages 47-62

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.003

Abstract
  Highlights - The curvature in the street makes it more exciting, and greater variety in curvature causes more arousal and pleasure. - Streets with medium enclosure (1:2 and 1:1) exhibit the most desirable values of size and enclosure. - The presence of a square or a prominent building, the permeability ...  Read More

Urban Design
Developing a graphic reading model of urban furniture with an emphasis on improving the sense of place (Case study: District 2 of Qazvin city)

mona mehranfar; Jamaleddin Soheili; reza afhami

Volume 11, Issue 43 , August 2022, , Pages 55-64

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.011

Abstract
  Highlights- The graphics used in the urban furniture in District Two of the city of Qazvin, Iran have created a sense of place in the citizens.- Seats, sitting areas, and square elements play the most important role in creation of a sense of place through urban furniture.- Visual structure and architecture ...  Read More

Urban Design
Investigating the effect of urban landmarks on children’s way-finding (Case study: Sajjad neighborhood of Mashhad)

shima abedi; Sanaz saeedi

Volume 11, Issue 43 , August 2022, , Pages 87-98

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.970

Abstract
  Highlights - The characteristics mentioned by 8-year-old children as used in the wayfinding process include green space and the forms of buildings. - The directional factors considered in the selection of signs in children’s wayfinding process include the colors and shapes of buildings, building ...  Read More

Urban Design
Conceptual model of the role of urban space in improving the quality of life in historical contexts

Alimohamad Saadati; Fereshte Ahmadi; Ali Ghafari; Elham Nazemi

Volume 11, Issue 41 , February 2022, , Pages 43-58

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2022.934

Abstract
  Highlights:   Improvement of the quality of life in historical contexts Presentation of a conceptual model of the role of urban spaces in public life Without the interaction of the environment, community, and economy, the quality of life will not improve. There are many physical-functional ...  Read More

Urban Design
From Process review to product realization: towards a gradual approach to the urban design process

Farshad Nourian; Behnaz Aminzadeh; Mazyar Abaee

Volume 10, Issue 40 , November 2021, , Pages 3-14

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2021.464

Abstract
  Highlights The urban design process has a vital role in the implemented result of urban design projects.  Bridging the theory-practice in urban design needs a combination of the implementation phase in the design process. The gradual approach to the urban design process deals with a step-by-step ...  Read More

Urban Design
Functional explanation and identification of values of river-centered public places from the perspective of urban design

Seyed Mojtaba Safdarnejad; Seyed Abdolhadi Daneshpour; Mostafa Behzadfar

Volume 10, Issue 38 , May 2021, , Pages 31-48

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2021.532

Abstract
   Highlights ·         Playing various diverse roles by rivers and their abundant quality values for humans and their habitats ·         Utilizing the competitive advantage of urban rivers according to a ...  Read More

Urban Design
Explaining the Design Factors Affecting the creation of Nightlife in Urban Space (Case study: Kashani St., Yazd)

Azadeh Alizadeh; samaneh khosravaninezhad; Mohammad Falahati; reza akbari

Volume 10, Issue 37 , February 2021, , Pages 31-44

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2021.670

Abstract
    Highlights The most important criteria in nightlife spaces is "Being" and  "safety" has the least impact on creating an urban night space. Factors that affect night urban spaces design can be classified in two categories: "Creator factors" and "Supporter factors". Creator factors are related ...  Read More

Urban Design
Tourist wayfinding tools with different levels of familiarity with the environment

toktam hanaee; Sanaz saeedi; shima abedi

Volume 9, Issue 36 , November 2020, , Pages 3-12

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2021.636

Abstract
  Familiarity with the destination environment plays an important role in tourism, and the more frequent tourists’ visits to the area, the greater their knowledge of the environment and, consequently, the easier for them to navigate around the place. Those unfamiliar with the environment should make ...  Read More

Urban Design
Evaluating the quality of urban space based on the place-making approach: emphasizing on the access quality in the Imam Ali square

Parissa Mahvari; Mahmoud Ghalehnoee; Safoora Mokhtarzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 35 , August 2020, , Pages 47-60

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2021.418

Abstract
  In most Iranian cities, people regard an urban space as a way to pass through, and these spaces encourage them to flee instead of inviting them to pause and socialize. However, urban spaces are basically where social interaction takes shape, and attempts to improve their quality is one of the most important ...  Read More

Urban Design
Comparing the Effective Factors on the Sense of Place in Old and New neighborhoods in Ardabil

Tohid Hatami Khanghahi; Vahid Vaziri; Bahareh Salmanian; Negin Tajaddini

Volume 9, Issue 34 , May 2020, , Pages 17-28

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2021.995

Abstract
  Objectives. The sense of place is directly related to people’s levels of satisfaction with and continued presence in a neighborhood. Insufficient understanding of the factors effective on the sense and differences and similarities between the effective factors reduces the residents’ unity, ...  Read More

Urban Design
The relationship between height of tall buildings and mental health of citizens (Case study: Saeediyeh complex of Hamadan)

Mehrdad Karimimoshaver; hasan sajjadzadeh; hossein troosheh

Volume 9, Issue 33 , February 2020, , Pages 51-62

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2019.303

Abstract
  This study addressed the relationship between high-rise buildings (as part of the urban environment) and mental health (one of the three major aspects of health: physical, psychological, and social), investigating citizens’ points of view on the high-rise Saeedieh Condominium in Hamadan, Iran. ...  Read More

Urban Design
The role of proper design of sports complexes in Tehran in increasing the social interactions of the disabled

Behzad Rahmani; Hooman Sobouti

Volume 9, Issue 33 , February 2020, , Pages 127-137

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2019.952

Abstract
  The major responsibility of urban planning is to plan for all the classes of citizens, resulting in a city filled with health, comfort, and beauty, a city convenient for all the social classes. The disabled face a large number of problems living a social life in cities. It always confronts people with ...  Read More

Urban Design
The Function of Hosseiniyehs' Architecture as Urban open space Using Path pattern in the Hosseiniyeh of Nain

Mahya Ghouchani; Mohammad Taji

Volume 8, Issue 32 , November 2019, , Pages 3-18

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2019.899

Abstract
  The husseiniye is a religious place in Shia Islam, where the mourning ceremony of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and the martyrs of the Battle of Karbala is mainly held. Apparently, the husseiniye has come into existence as an extension of the structures of the mosque and religious places such as the zaviye and ...  Read More

Urban Design
The Effects of Spatial Configuration on Social Segregation in Old city of Golestan, Sabzevar

Mozhgan Jafari; Bahram Siavashpuor; Abasalt Askari

Volume 8, Issue 32 , November 2019, , Pages 33-46

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2019.106

Abstract
  Plenty of research has been conducted worldwide on the notion of segregation and the factors effective on it. Globalization, economic crises, rise and fall of governments, and failure to invest in the housing sector are some of the major factors that have made segregation severer in cities. The current ...  Read More

Urban Design
An inquiry into Qualitative norms of place perception in the experience of urban space revitalization in Emamzadeh Saleh, Tajrish, Tehran

Azam Karimi Yazdi; Naser Barati; majid zarei

Volume 8, Issue 32 , November 2019, , Pages 89-104

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2019.509

Abstract
  The urban space is the setting for embodiment of public life and social discourse in a context involving the components of responsibility for place quality. Consideration of place quality as perceived by the users of an urban space at the same level as place components as assumed by the urban designers ...  Read More

Urban Design
A Comparison between the components of Meaning Structure and the Physique Structure in Yazd historical urban context

Forouzan Rahmani; Hossein Nourmohammadzad

Volume 8, Issue 31 , August 2019, , Pages 109-125

https://doi.org/10.34785/J011.2019.204

Abstract
  A structure is a whole composed of divisions, connectors, joints, and boundaries, which are formed through transformations around regulators in accordance with certain principles. The structure theory, selected as the theoretical framework, comprehensively addresses the structure components, functions ...  Read More