The Shaping of Persian Urban Environment

By Fatima Abbas Zadeh, Ahmad Bashri, Hasanuddin Bin Lamit and Nasser Mohseni.

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The current quality of the urban environment has declined as compared to the traditional places especially related to specific cultural setting. It is found that urban environmental principles should employ man-made aspects based on the influence of cultural and natural factors that is generally known as man-environment approach to design. The qualitative research methods used in the study include; interviews, surveys and field observation. It was observed that the historical urban environment has deteriorated as compared to its original settings. Therefore, it is suggested that rehabilitation and restoration of the city, with particular focus on the traditional places as evident in this case study, is necessary in order to maintain the cultural significant of the urban setting.

Keywords: Urban Environment, Environmental Design, Human Factors, User Participation, Culture

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.41-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.717MB).

Fatima Abbas Zadeh

student, Lecturer,, Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Mashhad, Malaysia

EDUCATION: PhD. (Urban Design) - University Technology Malaysia, MSc. (Urban Design) - University Technology Malaysia, BSc. (Geography, Urban Planning) Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, High School, Mashhad-Iran. WORK EXPERIENCES: 1-Mashhad Municipality, 2- Islamic Housing and Urban Planning Office, 3- Naghshan Consultant Engineers, Architects &Urban Design), 4- University Technology Malaysia, City Campus, K.L., Part time Lecturer- Assisting in Studio Design Project 2, Part time Lecturer-Assisting in Studio Design Project 3, and currently 5- Lecturer, University Azad Islamic, Mashhad, Iran.

Ahmad Bashri

Professor & Deputy Dean (Development & Planning), Architecture Unit, Department of Civil Engineering, Kolej Sains & Teknologi, UTM International Campus, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Kualalumpur, Malaysia

Professor (Architecture & Urban Design). Architecture Unit, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kolej Sains & Teknologi, Universiti Technologi Malaysia. Actively involves in the field of Urban Design after completed MA and PhD in Urban Design at Nottingham University and among the pioneer in the field in Malaysia. Written various books, more than 100 papers (in journals, conferences, reports and others) at international and national level. Done more than 30 researches mostly in architecture and urban design at national and international level.

Dr. Hasanuddin Bin Lamit

Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Professor (Architecture & landscape Design). Architecture Unit, Dept. of Built Environment, Universiti Technologi Malaysia.

Prof. Nasser Mohseni

Professor, Department of Urban Design and Architectural, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

B.A in Architecture (Science & Industry University), M.S. in Urban Design (Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran), Member of Academic Stuff in Azad University (Branch of Mashhad), CEO and Head of the Board in Naghshan Consultants Engineers, Head of the Civil and Planning Development and Study Institute of the City of Mashhad.


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