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Zare Elmi M, Mohammadi H. Informal Settlements Economic empowerment Through place branding approach (Case study: Khorramabad Falak - e- Din Quarter)**. IJAUP. 2017;
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-414-en.html

phd assistant prof in yazd university
Abstract:   (138 Views)
 Informal settlement as a global urban phenomenon encounters with different social, physical and economic shortcomings. These fabrics especially in cities of the global south experience an escalating gap with developed urban areas. In this regard, faltering economy plays a major contribution in continuity of poverty and exclusion. In Iran, Empowerment plan could not lead to favorable and stable results which has mainly been  related to stereotypic, homogenizing and  dehumanizing  viewpoints to current empowerment plans.   As regards the ultimate effectiveness of place branding  becomes true in economic context and  these settlements are one of suitable candidates for branding, the main aim of this study is improving economic empowerment plans realization  for informal settlements through integration urban  planning with place branding  process to determine more efficient strategies for falak-e-din  informal neighborhood by its identity and discovering how place branding, economic empowerment and place identity have conceptual, practical relations with each other to signify this integration. The method of present study  is mainly qualitative which is best to cognition of place complexities. Falak-E-Din settlement, has been selected as the case study because it benefits from place market maker advantages and yet encounters the threat of identity crisis. Surveying   practical and theoretical facets of Results  show place branding with a focus on marketing view is trying to use all aspects of the place(as a complete identity) to draw the image of economic prosperity through comprehensive branding strategy. The findings from analysis of gathered data from inhabitants(observation, interview and archival data) by SWOT and evaluation  through brand creation process in Falak-E-Din quarter by ANP ( Analytic Network Process) based on evaluation criteria- reveal the best alternative for creating Falak-E-Din quarter brand  is to provide brand strategies based on the brand identity which is built with an emphasis on quarter human factors. Accordingly brand strategies are codified at four main steps to create chosen brand’s identity: create direct and indirect job opportunities, physical elicitation of place personality with execution of physical components of the brand identity, physical complementary proceedings, and eventually marketing proceedings which include  final actions that lead the place to its economic purposes .
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Urban Planning
Received: 2017/08/21 | Accepted: 2017/12/23 | Published: 2017/12/23

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