The Expression of new model of urban land subdivision in Iran emphasize on open space (case study: Zanjan)

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Member of academic fellowship and instructor in University of Islamic Azad, Tehran, Iran.


Land as a non-reproducible commodity is of an incontestable value. Zoning or urban land division known as practical urbanization is one of the important measures of urbanization to protect land values. The main impetus behind this study is to know whether the checked zoning pattern can be optimized for new residential areas using the experiences from traditional residential textures Iran and the world. This analytical-comparative study attempts to develop an optimal zoning pattern and a new conceptual-operational model by comparing the dominant zoning patterns in Iran with those in the world. The results of the comparative research show that the zoning patterns that are widely used in new residential development suffer from some major problems and the proposed new pattern can be a suitable alternative.


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