Design of Neighborhood Squares in the Old Neighborhoods of Isfahan City Regarding the Issue of Dryness

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Vajihe Abedini
Naser Barati


Cities as complex systems are highly vulnerable to nature threats, human activities and droughts. The characteristics of human activities make cities more desirable to live. It is a natural risk factor that could disrupt the activity of cities. Urban design could improve the quality of cities and has a major role in sustainability and identity. Neighborhood squares is one of the urban design structure's that makes Isfahan city one of the most important cites of Iran, as a classical identity.

The canals network gives Isfahan beautiful effect. Reducing air pollution, creating attractive environment are some of these effect. Today drying of these canals changes the appearance of old squares and some of them have been destroyed. The Zayanderod River, the cause of the life of the canals, is being destroyed and so canals become dry so these squares lose their boom. This study evaluates the effect of dryness on Neighborhood Squares as well as tracking urban projects for their reconstruction. In this study, using the combination of SWOT and student t tests, we first evaluate and identify the current situation and we recommend solutions for the reconstruction of neighborhood squares to achieve optimal implementation methods. Given the current state of the squares and using the AHP method, the execution priorities are specified and, three - dimensional model is presented. Here, the main approach is to find ideal method for the reconstruction and renovation of the neighboring square.


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Abedini, V., & Barati, N. (2019). Design of Neighborhood Squares in the Old Neighborhoods of Isfahan City Regarding the Issue of Dryness. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS), 3(4), 23-48. Retrieved from