Volume 27, Issue 2 (12-2017)  

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  • Thermal performance of three clay block external walls systems in temperate and humid climate is calculated.
  • The fluent software was employed to simulate and calculate the thermal characteristics.
  • Air trapped between the internal and external walls (leaves) of cavity walls considerably influenced thermal resistance.


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  • The urban village approach can be used for combining both rural and urban values in future urban developments for improving the localism.
  • Combining and integrating the urban village approach with democratic norms of urban design can help to develop the social and democratic features of the urban villages, besides the environmental issues.
  • The combinatorial principles, such as diversity, public life, public participation, social justice and equity, naturism, accessibility, contextualism, vitality, flexibility, inclusiveness, and also their sub-principles are tested in a hypothetical wasteland, to prove the practical aspects.


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  • Lack of desirable spatial quality at the central districts is due to incoherence and no integration structure with the entire city.
  • The districts which have more coherent spatial structure have a better condition in justice distribution.
  • Spatial structure is employed to argue that physical forms and spaces can alternately promote or suppress the sense of justice in the city.


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  • The process-oriented model of place attachment is realized with an approach of cognitive psychology.
  •  A cognitive psychological approach makes it possible to study the place attachment process by defining the process of cognition.
  •  A cognitive psychological approach provides various scientific methods and instruments to study the cognition process of place attachment.
  •  The most influential criterion on the attachment of residents, is the affect dimension; Behavior is the second and cognition is the third one identified in terms of process dimensions.


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  • Creating integration between urban spaces
  • Spatial integrity in functional, perceptual, physical, social dimensions
  • Increasing the continuity of the important natural structures and ecological corridors
  • Continuity of the inner city network
  • Creating dynamic through connectivity function with context in urban transect


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  • Place branding is capable of playing a considerable contribution to economic empowerment of informal settlements by creating a marketable place identity.
  • Branding  an Informal settlement can rehabilitate it in all aspects of a place.
  • The optimum brand identity of Falak-E-Din neighborhood is an identity built with  an emphasis on human factors of the quarter’s identity
  • The function of Empowerment plans  in Iran can be improved by applying place branding approach 



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