Document Type : Original Article


Department of Civil Engineering, Ayandegan Institute of Higher Education, Tonekabon, Iran.


A wide range of cities in the country and especially big cities are facing complex issues and problems in the areas of urban poverty, lack of safety, lack of infrastructure and services, structural instability of buildings and identity crisis. So far, many efforts have been made to change the existing conditions of these areas and neighborhoods by the country's government and municipalities, but unfortunately, the process of their environmental, social and economic decline has continued or has been raised in other statuss. The necessity of applying the urban regeneration approach to the highest levels of urban development planning (comprehensive urban development plans) was taken into account due to the existing gaps in responding to the issue of improving the quality of life in these plans, and the lack of alignment of their content with the plans for organizing inefficient urban areas due to the existing gaps in responding to the issue of improving the quality of life in the current development plans and programs of the government and municipalities (comprehensive urban development plans) and also the lack of alignment of their content with the plans for organizing inefficient urban areas. According to this necessity, the Iran urban development and improvement company has put on the agenda to revise the conventional master plans by conducting applied research by compiling the service description of "comprehensive urban regeneration plan". The urban regeneration approach with a comprehensive and specific view of the city should guide the development of human, financial and material resources in the city towards social development (sustainability and identity of societies), by using economic and institutional capacities and in a context of actualized capacities. natural and environmental and by using the published guidelines and localizing it according to the unique characteristics of the city under study by creating an environment that can be rationalized and by avoiding stereotypes and preconceived encounters and by relying on the city's exclusive database derived from the capacities its environmental, social, economic, cultural and institutional.


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