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Journal: آمایش محیط
Year:1397 | Volume:11 | Issue:42
Start Page:139 | End Page:164



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Participation in Improvement and Renewal of Urban Worn Texture (A Case Study of Kheirabad Neighborhood in Birjand)


 Start Page 139 | End Page 164


 The old and inefficient textures in cities are critical issues for sustainable urban development. Therefore, their renewal and improvement to achieve sustainable societies is emphasized. In this process, in addition to environmental-physical aspects, the socio-economic dimensions of the inhabitants of worn texture are considered. So, human factors and their participation in the improvement and renewal of these textures are very important and recognition of the participatory tendencies and factors affecting the promotion of their participation is essential. Accordingly, the main purpose of this study was to explain the factors affecting people's participation in the improvement and renovation of the worn texture of the Kheirabad neighborhood of Birjand. This is a survey research by descriptive-analytical method and a questionnaire is used for data gathering. The population of the study included 283 households living in Kheirabad neighborhood. Based on the Cochran formula, 163 of them were selected randomly as the sample size of the study. The mean and standard deviation were used to describe the data. Data analyzing was done using one sample T-test, Pearson correlation, multiple regression and path analysis. According to obtained findings, respondents had the highest tendency to participate in decision making and had the least tendency to participate financially. The components of sense of belonging, trustfulness and social solidarity, access to services, plans and supportive measures, institutional development and capacity creating had an impact on the participation of people in the improvement and renewal of worn texture. Among these, the feeling of belonging to the place of residence with the significance level of 0. 533 was the most influential factor.


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