ISSN: 2717-4417
Urban Planning
The assessment of locating local mosques to rise the identity structure of mahalas as place for residency – case study Mashhad

Javad khodaei; maryam Khazaei

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 5-20

   Mosques are one of the most obvious faces of Islamic societies and play a fundamental role at both the spiritual and superficial levels. Moreover, in the history of Islamic cities, the three basic elements of mosque, bazaar and mahala  have had fundamental and determinative roles in the development ...  Read More

Urban Sociology
Examining Gender Differences in Residents’ Perception of Safety in Residential Areas based on the Incivilities Thesis (Case Study: Penang, Malaysia)

masoumeh Hedayati marzbali; Mohamad Javad Maghsoudi tilaki

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 21-36

  As crime rates have rapidly increased globally, crime prevention has received a great deal of attention among scholars in recent years. Neighbourhoods play a significant role in the lives of those who live and socialise within their boundaries, and how they interact in the neighbourhood environment. ...  Read More

Urban Planning
A study of the effect of social capital on the tendency toward tourist arrival (Case Study: City of Marivan)

Fateh Habibi

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 37-50

  In the twenty-first century, technological progress has given people more free time and wealth to spend on their leisure activities. In fact, the second half of the twentieth century should be called the era of the tourism industry. Nowadays, there is an intense competition between different countries ...  Read More

Regional Planning
Analysis and Forecasting of the Integrated Spatial Structure in Mashhad Metropolitan Region in the Period 1996- 2041

Hashem Dadashpoor; Nariman Jahanzad; Homa Jalili

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 51-62

  In the last few decades, city-regions have faced considerable changes. Mashhad metropolitan region as one of the most important development centres in the eastern region of Iran, has experienced great spatial changes which have brought about many spatial problems. This city alone has more than 75 percent ...  Read More

Urban Planning
Investigating the Factors Affecting the Level of satisfaction among Residents in “MEHR” Housing Project in Dehaqan, Iran

Mohamad Javad Noori; Kaveh Asadpoor

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 63-76

  Objectives: The “MEHR” housing project is one of the most recent projects undertaken by the Ministry of Roads & Urban Development. Despite the main aim of the project which is accommodating low income citizens, recent studies demonstrate that the living condition in these housing projects ...  Read More

Urban Design
Behavior Mapping, an approach to assessment of Urban spaces responsiveness. Case study: Recreational space of Zrêbar lake Waterfront, Marivan, Kurdistan.

Soran Mansournia; Fariba Gharaei; Bakhtiar Bahrami

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 77-90

  The primary audience of an urban space is its users; urban spaces are given meaning and can be considered a place by people. Therefore, success of every urban space is related to its responsiveness to users' behavior, user demand and the compatibility of the ‘Environment’ with the ‘Behavior’ ...  Read More

Urban Architecture
Studying the background Variables and Factors Affecting the Satisfaction of the Residents in the Residential Environment

Mitra Ghafourian; Elham Hesari

Volume 5, Issue 18 , May 2016, Pages 91-100

  Residential Satisfaction is one of the most complex issues and the key criterion which has been studied by many urban scholars and also other scientific researchers. It is necessary since it contributes to individuals’ well-being and quality of life. Admittedly, the Residential Satisfaction concept ...  Read More