Socio-Spatial Studies

Urban regeneration of a dysfunctional historic texture: a reflection on social theme in the northern zone of Naqsh-e Jahan Square of Esfahan

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Nowadays, an important matter has emerged which is to pay attention to the problems of releasing historic textures. Urban regeneration with emphasis on social themes has always been a fundamental approach to eliminate the shortcomings of historic textures. Redefining social life and public events, creating unity and integrity, and social justice and etc. are of the main approaches to urban regeneration according to historical values and the existing identity in these textures.<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" /> This research is trying to identify the social themes of dysfunctional historic textures in the northern zone of Naqsh-e Jahan Square of Esfahan, and suggest proper solutions based on the current and past situation of this neighborhood, so that it can revitalize this area through a comprehensive plan and become able to play novel roles alongside its historic identity, in coordination with new urban centers. To do so, methods of desk research, survey research and questionnaire have been employed. The volume of the samples have been calculated with Cochran formula method and the data analyses have been done with SPSS software first, and then using GIS, they have been positioned on a limited-blocks level and by overlaps of indicators, known factors of the inefficiencies have been introduced so that the problems causing inefficiencies in textures with social themes can be tackled.