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Description of Public Participation Components in Rehabilitation and Renovation of the Deteriorated Urban Area: A Case study of Old District, Shiraz, Iran

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 119-127, September,2 (2014)


The aim of this work is describing public participation components in rehabilitation and renovation of the deteriorated urban areas of Shiraz City. Using cluster sampling, 385 subjects were selected among 53,256 living in old district of Shiraz. The city was divided into 12 planning districts and questionnaires were distributed based on the ratio of population to the whole district under study. Findings were analyzed using SWOT method and regression so that effective strategic factors in rehabilitation and renovation of the deteriorated urban are identified. Findings indicated 8 internal strength points versus 10 internal weak points. Also 10 external opportunities versus 11 external threats were identified and analyzed in the district under study. Thus, overall 18 strength and opportunities points were identified as advantages and 21 weak and threat points were identified as limitations for rehabilitation and renovation of the district. In addition, other findings indicate social participation and trust have important effect on public participation in rehabilitation and renovation of the deteriorated urban areas.


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