A study over spatial segregation of deprived areas in spatial structure of Tehran by using space syntax technique

Document Type : Research Article



Tehran Revitalization Organization has done several studies about the attributes of the deprived areas including social, economic, spatial, legal, and environmental problems. As an outcome of these studies the importance of considering the spatial organization of the city has become highlighted in regeneration plans. However, no methodological approach is introduced in this regard. The approach of these types of studies was narrative rather than methodological. As a result, the spatial organization of the city has been absent from regeneration plans.
This paper aims to study the spatial structure of Tehran as the main attribute of its spatial organization by applying space syntax method. In order to do that Natural Movement theory and Space Syntax were applied in this research and several maps were produced. The produced maps were justified with the literature review and calibrated at finer scale. The maps are the first evidence-based documents in studying the spatial structure of Tehran and the location of the deprived areas in it.
The result of this research reveals interesting points in terms of the condition of the deprived areas in the spatial structure of the city and highlights two types of segregation including the voluntary segregation and involuntary segregation.