Resilience the values of Historical Streets in Order to Protect them (Case Study: Chaharbagh Street, Isfahan)

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D Candidate in Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University,Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University,Tehran, Iran.


Problem statement: Chaharbagh Street, despite its physical and land use changes throughout history, is still considered as one of the main commercial and recreational streets of Isfahan city. Reviewing the history and evolution of historical sites’ architecture can provide opportunities for next refurbishment steps and finding resilience factors can be effective in planning for the design of new spaces. Resilience is a way to strengthen communities and cities by using their capacities, and one of the most important factors of resilience is the space which continues to preserve the identity of urban spaces during changes.
Objective: This research seeks to answer the main question of what factors have led to the resilience of Chaharbagh Street throughout the history relying on the hypothesis that planning is effective in reconstruction of historical streets according to users’ demand and the historical factors in resilience.
Research method: The research method in this paper is a descriptive-analytic method and to achieve this goal, first by referring to reliable sources four factors including physical, social, economic, and environmental factors are presented in resilience’ conceptual model. By field study and asking the people in this street, a closer look has been achieved and sub- factors for each of the factors have been addressed.
Conclusion: According to the results, the reasons for choosing this historical street and its users’ expectation of protective measures are in line with the historical features of the 17th and 19th centuries. The importance of different resilience factors differs from users’ point of view and the social and environmental factors are in a more favorable position than other factors .


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