Paper Information

Journal:   GEOGRAPHY   WINTER 2011 , Volume 8 , Number 27; Page(s) 137 To 157.
 
Paper: 

THE EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN HEALTHY CITY PROJECT OF KOOY-E-SIZDAH-E-ABAN

 
 
Author(s):  FARHADI ROUDABEH*
 
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Abstract: 
The main object of Healthy Cities Project (HCP) is achieving to city health promotion for purpose of World Health Organization (WHO) Health for All (HFA) principles. This object could be possible with community participation and intersectional cooperation. Since in this purpose is emphasized the community participation, the main question of this research is that to what extent succeeded the Healthy City Project in community participation attracting? Reaching this purpose, we examined the Confidence Limits of community participation, age, marriage, habitancy, job, sexuality and the level of literacy of samples and their information about project activities as well its influences to self-help and participation level and its increase between 424 samples in Kooy-e-Sizdah-e-Aban. The results of this research show that the success rate of HCP in attracting of community satisfaction and participation in all fields such as sanitary, environmental, safety, and educational activities are significantly upper than average. Also the results of this research show that there exist significant effects between participation level, literacy and job with people's satisfactions from HCP. And there exist significant effect between believe to importance of participation, acquaintance and satisfaction about activities, participation level and ages with people's readiness for participation to future plans of HCP. So in urban planning must seek to promotion of community participation. To reach this purpose it may be effective the attracting of community satisfaction and informing obout activities.
 
Keyword(s): HEALTHY CITIES, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, URBAN PLANNING
 
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