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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT   WINTER 2016 , Volume 4 , Number 2; Page(s) 51 To 63.
 
Paper: 

EDUCATIONAL NEED ASSESSMENT OF SELECTIVE INDICATORS OF ECO-CITY (CASE STUDY: CITIZENS IN DISTRICTY REGION1 OF TEHRAN)

 
 
Author(s):  MOSAEDI M., HEJAZI R., ZAEEMDAR M.
 
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Abstract: 

Eco-city is a new attitude in urban management in sake of environment. Implementation of eighteen indicators of eco-city requires for mutual interaction between citizensand urban management. Measurement of citizens’ awareness from eco-city indicators assists the urban managers to implement plan successfully. Region 1 of Tehran has selected District 6 as the first area for implementation of eco city. The present research has tested citizens’ awareness at area 6 for six indicators of green space, air pollution, noise pollution, waste, water and energy. This study has been conducted through filling 381 questionnaires, that each one has been found with a suitable validity based on experts’ view and also has been found with a suitable reliability calculated via Cronbach's Coefficient Alpha (0.87). The used statistical tests include Cronbach's Alpha, Mann Whitney, Kruskal Wallis one-way analysis of variance, Spearman correlation and linear regression. Results of study indicated that extent of citizens’ awareness at this District has been at an acceptable level concerning indicators of water, noise pollution and air pollution and has been at an unacceptable level concerning indicators of green space, waste and energy. Further, with regard to multivariate linear regression test, it was perceived that independent variable of income level had a significant effect on dependant variable of environmental awareness, yet independent variable of education level had no significant effect on dependant variable of environmental awareness. Ultimately, output of the checklist for educational needs of citizens in area 6 of district one of Tehran was prepared for implementation of eco-city plan.

 
Keyword(s): EDUCATIONAL NEED ASSESSMENT, AWARENESS SURVEY, ECO-CITY, DISTRICT 6 REGION1 OF TEHRAN
 
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