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Journal:   JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 18 , Number 48; Page(s) 211 To 243.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF URBAN SPACE EFFECT ON RATE OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (CASE STUDY: NEIGHBORHOODS OF TABRIZ)

 
 
Author(s):  GHANBRI A.*
 
* DEPT. OF GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF TABRIZ
 
Abstract: 

The aim of this article is to study the urban space effect on the rate of citizen participation in the neighborhoods of Tabriz. Method of study is documental and based on survey. Data was collected by using questionaire and research. The target populations are the households living in the city of Tabriz in 1385 and a statistical sample of 450 households is estimated based on the Cochran formula. Method of appropriate class with systematic random sampling is used and samples from old and new areas with different local values and cultures such as Valiasr, city centre, Baghmisheh, Yaghchiyan, Shahrake Emam and Silab Qushkhanh are selected. Data collected for analysis of descriptive and analytical statistics are used in SPSS and Lisrel software. The reliability of the research is based on calculating Cronbach's alpha 0.81.
The results of the study indicate that the citizen participation rate in department of urban affairs is higher than moderate. But comparing the different neighborhoods in the flactuation and dedication shows that Shahrake Emam is highest and city center is the lowest. Also the variables such as sex, type of ownership, residence area, education, housing, living history and sense of belonging can affect the level of citizen participation. Among these factors, a sense of belonging, education and living history is the most important factors that influence the citizen participation.

 
Keyword(s): URBAN SPACE, PARTICIPATION, NEIGHBORHOODS OF TABRIZ
 
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