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Urban Change in Iran

Stories of Rooted Histories and Ever-accelerating Developments

Editors: Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz, Moeini, Seyed Hossein Iradj (Eds.)

  • Provides an in depth case study for understanding complexities of urban transformation, using cross disciplinary perspectives
  • Includes the voice of a new generation of urban thinkers on the Iranian urban development context
  • Offers first-hand information and analysis about Iran’s rapid developments in urbanism, bringing together knowledge of Iranian cities throughout the globe
  • Based on a conference which was branded as a landmark event and received recognition by the UNESCO Director General
  • This book, based on conference excerpts, investigates various aspects of contemporary Iranian urbanism. The topics covered range from the impacts of political developments on the cities’ rapid socio-economic developments, to the cities’ troubled relationship with the country’s built-environment history and their frequently ill-managed exposure to Western notions of development and globalisation. Last but not least, the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters in an age of increasing urban-population densification is also considered.
  • Alongside more theoretically and artistically oriented debates, the book’s individual contributions turn their attention to the now much higher proportion of urban dwellers in the country’s rising population. It also discusses the policies designed in response to these demographic moves, including those to develop new towns, find housing for the excess population in existing cities, renovate historic buildings and create new public spaces. The practice-policy oriented contributions also include those concerning the country’s responses to natural disasters.                                                                           
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This book, based on conference excerpts, investigates various aspects of contemporary Iranian urbanism. The topics covered range from the impacts of political developments on the cities’ rapid socio-economic developments, to the cities’ troubled relationship with the country’s built-environment history and their frequently ill-managed exposure to Western notions of development and globalisation. Last but not least, the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters in an age of increasing urban-population densification is also considered.

Alongside more theoretically and artistically oriented debates, the book’s individual contributions turn their attention to the now much higher proportion of urban dwellers in the country’s rising population. It also discusses the policies designed in response to these demographic moves, including those to develop new towns, find housing for the excess population in existing cities, renovate historic buildings and create new public spaces. The practice-policy oriented contributions also include those concerning the country’s responses to natural disasters.                                                                              

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arefian, Fatemeh Farnaz (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The Role of Qanat and Irrigation Networks in the Process of City Formation and Evolution in the Central Plateau of Iran, the Case of Sabzevar

    Estaji, Hassan (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • In the Shadow of Written History: An Exploration of the Tehran Bazaar as a Non-place

    Haghighi, Farzaneh

    Pages 19-30

  • Re-visiting Three Neighbourhoods of Modern Tehran: Chaharsad-Dastgah, Narmak and Nazi-Abad

    Habibi, Rana (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • A Review of Urban Images of Tehran in the Iranian Post-revolution Cinema

    Goharipour, Hamed

    Pages 47-57

Buy this book

eBook £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26115-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £90.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26113-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Change in Iran
Book Subtitle
Stories of Rooted Histories and Ever-accelerating Developments
Editors
  • Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian
  • Seyed Hossein Iradj Moeini
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26115-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26115-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26113-3
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
Topics