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Azimi N, Faroughi M, Tajbakhsh M. Analysis of physical development and activity pattern along the main entrances in Rasht . IJAUP. 2014; 24 (2) :112-121
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-188-en.html

PhD. University of Guilan
Abstract:   (1634 Views)
As a common space, urban entrance is the first place that introduces a city to its visitors and it is imprinted in the memory of people. This study aims to provide a detailed analysis of physical development and activity patterns along the main entrance of Rasht, Iran. Utilized data in this research comes from a questionnaire survey through which 707 land lots along the main entrances were studied. A number of statistical methods including nonparametric test of Kruskal-Wallis and crosscorrelation analysis were used to analyze the collected data. Findings indicated that entrance axes in Rasht present a low density pattern, in the form of single row shops with ‎sporadic low rise buildings and uneven distribution of activities mainly by auto-‎related shops and services.‎ dala aeatsysy aaaaataD‎ a significant difference in the development of physical elements such as density of land lots, lot size, building age, quality of structure and land use/activity pattern among the main entrances. Data results also showed that density of development along the entrances is associated with land use type and ownership. Moreover, the data showed that the age ‎of a building is correlated with ‎quality of structure, land use type ‎and ownership and quality of ‎structure is related with land use type and ownership‎. ‎ Adopting a number of urban planning approaches such as density increase, encouraging mixed land uses, and employing local architectural styles in building design could enhance the exterior outlook, increase the land value, expedite investments and eventually improve the economy along the entrance axes.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Urban Planning
Received: 2014/06/6 | Accepted: 2015/01/10 | Published: 2015/01/10

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