Explaining the Cultural Quarter Model in the Historic Fabrics to Provide the Economic Development and Presence of Creative Industries (a Case Study of Laleh-zar St., Tehran)

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Architecture, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.

2 Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Art University of Isfahan, Iran.

3 Department of Urban Design, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran.


Problem statement: Given that historic quarters as an integrated entity best represent the efforts of indigenous cultures to meet the past needs, their compatibility with the present needs and recognizing the opportunities available to them as an accepting capacity for cultural and economically productive functions are worthy of attention. Utilizing creative approaches in line with the historic fabrics adaptability to the new economy and conditions, through focusing on the cultural capital as a means of revitalizing historic neighborhoods and creating new economic activities to replace the declining uses or those being disappeared from the area, is the most significant necessity to Problem statement of the present research.
Research objective: The use of innovative policies and creativity-based strategies for the presence of our country’s historic fabrics and neighborhoods in the competition arenas, aimed at the cultural-economic growth and development and neighborhood revitalization, is an approach whose absence is noteworthy within both relevant theoretical and applied fields.
Research method: This research based on an analytical and descriptive method to assess and measure the capabilities of historic fabrics, indexical contexts. Also, it examines the feasibility of a cultural quarter in a case study of Laleh-zar using the quantitative structural equation modeling through questionnaire and field observations and finally as Conclusion explains a model of historic-cultural quarters according to the priority of the actions.
Conclusion: The research findings prove the necessary solutions and measures based on the order of priority in the final model, the proposal and the importance of these relationships empirically.


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