An Introduction to Meaning and Function of Identity of Man-Building Environment

Document Type : Research Article


Associate Professor,school of architecture and environmental design, Iran university of science and technology


The significance of the “identity” in general, as one of the most important dimensions of the human life, is a commonly accepted fact. The Built Environmental identity has the same importance, not only in Iran, but also in the whole globe. In spite of its importance there is no clear definition for this issue, particularly in terms of urban forms as well as urban spaces. To achieve a clear definition for environmental identity and its application one should answer some basic questions. Different definitions for “environmental identity” will be in traduced and discussed in this essay.

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