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Journal:   JOURNAL OF GREATE KHORASAN   FALL 2015 , Volume 6 , Number 20 #R0035; Page(s) 25 To 42.
 
Paper: 

THE EXPLANATION AND THE ANALYSIS OF THE INFLUENCING FACTORS ON URBAN IDENTITY (A CASE STUDY: NOGHAN ZONE, MASHHAD)

 
 
Author(s):  LATIFI GHOLAMREZA, FAIZI CHESHMEGOLI QASEM*, BAJALAL RAHELE
 
* ALLAMEH TABATABAI UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Cities and urban areas have especial character and identity aside from the fact that they have independency. However, what people think of the cities in which they live is nothing but tall buildings, parks and streets. A city is a place wherein interactions take place and people have a sense of citizenship of the city. In other words, what makes a city is not tall buildings and parks but the people living in that city with all tastes and unique characteristics and their urban identity. Although identity has got an important role in people's lives and there is a mutual relationship between human identity and its effects besides the confirmation and the acknowledgements of the experts on this issue, it has not yet been thoroughly investigated. While the importance of this issue needs to be noticed as the most important factor of the mental balance by the urban management. This study aimed to assess factors affecting the urban identity and strategies at the local level, promoting more of these indicators. These factors are categorized under physical, operational and perceptional components. The research method in this study was descriptive and analytic and the data were collected through documentary methods and field observations. To analyze the data, we applied two-variable correlation method. Based on our findings and results, from the perspective of residents' Noghan zone, what affects a city first and foremost are the conventions, personality (0.742), construction, and a sense of belonging and character (0.684), and memorability (0.606) respectively are in the second and third priority which have got a great impact in promoting the identity of an area. Also, according to the experts' views on this field, components such as a sense of belonging, and memorability must be considered in order to improve the security of the identity of an area.

 
Keyword(s): URBAN IDENTITY, CITY STRUCTURE, THE IDENTITY OF AN AREA, NOGHAN ZONE
 
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