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Journal:   URBAN STUDIES   SPRING 2014 , Volume 4 , Number 10; Page(s) 143 To 164.
 
Paper: 

FACTORS AFFECTING CITIZENS’ PARTICIPATION IN TEHRAN’S MANAGEMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN SPACE

 
 
Author(s):  FATHI SOROUSH*
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY- GARMSAR BRANCH
 
Abstract: 

This research has been done using urban studies theories including sociological and urban planning theories. The aim of this paper is to examine factors that influence people’s participation in the development and management of urban spaces. This is a survey research which used a questionnaire to gather needed information. The research population included all the residents of Tehran’s 22 municipal districts of which. districts 1, 6, and 22 were chosen for the study. Using a cluster and multi-stage systematic sampling technique, 470 individuals were selected as the sample. The questionnaire had face validity and its reliability coefficient was abovethe 0.70 threshold. The results showed that residents' level of participation was at the level of medium to low. Factors that influenced people's level of participation included their perception of the importance of participation (R=0.509), their perception of the consequences of participation (R=OA52), their level of satisfaction of city management and programs (R=0.541), and their perception of their own skills and expertise(R=OA07).

 
Keyword(s): URBAN SPACE MANAGEMENT, SOCIAL PARTICIPATION, SATISFACTION OF CITY MANAGEMENT, CONSEQUENCES OF PARTICIPATION
 
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