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Journal:   URBAN MANAGEMENT   SPRING 2016 , Volume 15 , Number 42; Page(s) 149 To 162.
 
Paper: 

SOCIO-ECONOMIC VALUES AND ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES IN TRADITIONAL BAZAARS OF ISLAMIC CITES

 
 
Author(s):  YEGANEH MANSOUR*, ALMASI MOFIDI HOSSEIN
 
* TARBIAT MODARES UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

One of the most traditional architecture and urban planning patterns is bazaar. The aim of this paper is studying social, economical and architectural features of traditional bazaars. The claim of this study is that they are significant relationship between social and economical values of bazaars with their architectural values. Bazaar usually is located along the main routes of the city and extended to the city center. Most activities and exchanges of city happen in the bazaar. In the past, the bazaar was a place for the transfer of customs, traditions, ideas and practices of social behavior and social life. Bazaar as a social media and social network, bazaar a source of social capital, forming micro funds are the greatest economically and socially achievements in the traditional bazaar. Wakf in addition has socially and economically important functions in day-life and urban activities, also has in physical aspects vital roles in shaping Islamic cities especially Iranian cites and bazaars. One of the most important features of bazaar’s set is formation guild organizations, socio-political, and the founder of this organization, which may be composed of civil society. Most of these activities and values are related to architectural and physical features of bazaar.

 
Keyword(s): SOCIAL CAPITAL, SOCIAL MEDIA, LOCAL FUND, BACKBONE OF CITY STRUCTURE, GUILDS, ARCHITECTURE OF BAZAAR
 
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