Architecture and Urban Development (IJAUD)

Architecture and Urban Development (IJAUD)

Architecture and Urban Development, Volume 4, Issue 3 - Serial Number 13, Summer 2014 (مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)



Housing Finance: The Role of the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnership in Housing Delivery for the Low-Income in Nigeria(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Finance Housing Low-income earners private sector Public-Private

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Events in the building industry in Nigeria in the last decade show the important role the private sector played in housing finance. With the advent of the public-private partnership concept in almost every sector of the socio-economic spheres of the nation, the role of the private sector in housing finance cannot be over-emphasized. This paper clearly states that the low-income public servants do not easily have access to housing finance. The responsibility of generating housing finance at a relatively low interest rate repayable over a maximum period of twenty five years rests on whoever seeks for a housing loan through the Federal Mortgage Bank or the Primary Mortgage Institutions. This paper seeks mediatory role of the private sector between this class of the society and the mortgage banks to source for funds to enable them to own their houses. The research method employed in this paper is the survey research in which questionnaires were administered on members of three housing estates, two housing estates in Lagos and one in Abuja. This paper exامینes the role of the private sector in the public-private partnership in housing delivery to low-income earners in Nigeria through housing finance. The findings showed that majority of the respondents had access to either mortgage or commercial banks to source for funding or the purchase of the houses.

An Investigation to Physical Aspects of Middle Area in Squares as a Useful Indicator for Designing Community-Oriented Urban Plazas (Case Study: Italian Piazzas of Campidoglio in Rome, Del Campo in Siena and San Marco in Venice)(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Middle of square Shape Proportion Topography pavement

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Middle of squares, one of the components of physical aspect is considered as an appropriate indicator in designing successful urban squares, which consequently promotes visual quality. The present study aims to determine how the above mentioned aspect was presented in the Middle-Ages and Renaissance within Italian squares. Considering the aim of the investigation, library studies as well as visual documentations, with a historical-descriptive approach were applied in studying Italian community-oriented squares, Campo located in Siena, Del Campidoglio in Rome and San Marco in Venice. Results showed that, urban designers have employed some indicators, including physical aspect and its factors such as proportions, shape, surface design, materials, colors and topography in order to promote aesthetic-visual qualities, as well as human scale and unity of space to successfully design attractive middles in squares. These all, efficiently influence users’ presence, pause, movement type and trend, direction, speed and even their behavior. Accordingly, considering the mentioned aspect is of great importance in designing future squares.

Planning and Design of Urban Sustainable Riparian Park (Case Study: Kan River- Valley)(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Landscape Ecology Sustainable ecologic landscape design Urban river-valleys Riparian parks Kan River-Valley

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One of the most important natural factors and critical facilities in Tehran is presence of Alborz Slopes River-Valleys which have been considered as natural tourist places for citizens since a long time ago, especially in hot summers and play effective role in creating a balance between manmade and natural spaces. Importance of these river-valleys as ecological pathways is enhanced with the increase in population and development of river-valley cities can become a vital element of urban life cycle. However unfortunately, their inappropriate use has only reduced the quality of life in their area. Design of riparian parks, establishing dynamic edges and creating lively urban space may give a new spirit into the lifeless body of these river-valleys. This paper has been written aiming at planning and design of sustainable resorts in the area of Kan River-Valley (The largest urban watercourse of Tehran) and attempted to answer this question that has Kan River ecological context and environmental characteristics to become a green urban corridor? Land use planning process has been used and strategic planning has been performed using analytical - descriptive method of artificial, natural and visual characteristics of the subject area, relying on the table Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threat (SWOT) and using present capabilities and removing barriers. The research results show that using sustainable ecologic landscape design and compatible with the environment, is an appropriate strategy for revitalizing the urban river-valleys.

Community Participation: The Lost Link of the Rural Informal Settlements Relocation Projects, Kerman Province, Iran (Case Studies: Band-Chah-رضا Village, Chah-Dad-Khoda Village, Ghassem-Abad Village and Shahid-Karami-Shadab Village)(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Community Participation Informal settlements Kerman province Relocation Rural development

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Although in most of the rural development plans, relocation of informal settlements is often considered as an efficient solution to increase safety of rural communities against natural and man-made disasters, such as, earthquakes, fire hazards, floods, etc. an evaluation of recent experiences in the relocation projects show that the relocated community is often unsatisfied with the new residential areas. In most cases, the new residential areas are advantageous in compare to the informal settlements in terms of utility infrastructures and architecture design but the public remain reluctant to migrate to the new place. This paper, tries to evaluate the role of Community participation in the process of informal settlements relocation projects in Kerman province, an Iranian south-eastern state, by measuring people's evaluation of their own participation in the process of decision-making during five key relocation phases, namely, choice of new location, methods of relocation, architectural design of the new areas, construction procedures and supervision on the whole project. Questionnaire survey was employed to gather these data and was followed by statistical analysis (by SPSS software) in order to approve meaningful relationships. The results showed that lack of community participation had been responsible for a number of uninhabited settlement projects and some unfinished construction projects during the whole relocation process.

Studying the Thermal Behavior of Winter Sections in Yazd Traditional Homes and Its Optimum Situation(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Winter sections of Yazd traditional homes Energy simulation Three-door room Five-door room Seven-door room

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For over the past several decades, there has been a great concern about energy crisis and lack of non-renewable resources. Residential buildings take more than 25% of the total energy consumption and more than 75% of energy consumption in these buildings is for heating, cooling and hot sanitary water. On the other hand, traditional buildings of Iran were designed according to ecological conditions upon which, winter or summer sections were built. In this article, first, winter section of Yazd traditional homes, which are in hot-arid region and its thermal behavior, will be studied. This computer simulation is done and vaلیداted with energy-plus software, and temperature changes of these sections were measured with lascar electronics data logger. The results confirmed its reliability. Second, sections with different proportions such as three-door room, five-door room and seven-door room in different orientations, and their thermal behavior are analyzed and compared. So the thermal behavior of winter sections in Yazd traditional homes during a year shows that in winter, the proportions of five-door room in northwest orientation is better than others.

Spatial Planning in Border Areas with an Emphasison Passive DefenceConsiderations (Case Study: from Konarak to Guater Gulf, Iran)(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Spatial planning Border areas Passive Defence

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Spatial planning in border areas in Iran because of long borders and settling more than half of the provinces in the country's international borders with neighbouring countries play particular role in the planning system. This article aims to clarify the position of border areas spatial planning in the country planning system, identifying its elements, elucidating how these elements relate to other elements, as well as explaining the importance and urgency of addressing border areas planning. Southeast region of Iran, particularly Konarak to Guater Gulf, which due to underdevelopment and drugs issues urgently needs to spatial planning, review as the case study. According to the importance of this district in soil and water boundaries of Iran, passive defence approach is exامینed in spatial planning. This paper tries to explain spatial planning in mentioned border area in the framework of passive defence strategy by using descriptive – analytical research method. On this basis, according to the features and potentials of the study area and with emphasis on the growth poles strategy, plans with increasing the development capacity and promoting the area's security(passive defence) In four dimension economic, cultural, management and physical.

Providing Thermal Comfort in Tourist Walkways (Case Study : Bypass Located at the Contour between Vakil Bazaar (market), Karim Khan Zand Castle and Pars Museum)(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Tourist walkway Urban-sustainable development Required climatic calendar Shade veil sun path_x000D_ diagram

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The design of tourist walkways and developments of strategies for more prolonged presence of people at ancient contextures are considered as vivid multiple procedures in protecting of contexture, tour guiding and urban sustainability. Sهادیng in open spaces and pathways, especially in tourist areas, is one of the most important factors in providing the thermal comfort perception. So in innovation of architectural sهادیng samples, some strategies and variable sunshades are needed by consideration of climate changes in any specified area and the changes of the sun position in the sky during days and different times of the year, alternately. This study analyzes the proportion of the thermal comfort in one of the tourist paths of the Zandieh complex located in Shiraz. This path lacks the appropriate function based on the researches by the thermal comfort means, so identifying a path and an appropriate place pause concerning climate conditions, environment, bed and contexture of specified area, presents you a suitable and effective pattern of a sunshade for the mentioned path, towards urban sustainability. This research is carried out by practical and scientific method of descriptive and bottom-up type. New hypothesis are generated from collected data. Data collection is based on library and metrical method.

Marginalization and Urban Crisis in City of Ilam(مقاله علمی وزارت علوم)

کلید واژه ها: Informal settlements rural migration Unemployment Poverty and Community Factor Analysis

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Banberz, Banbor, and Sabziabad neighborhoods are three residential districts on the periphery of Ilam city, and are facing a lot of problems namely social, economic, and physical, particularly in housing sector including low quality, poor housing, limited-quantity housing. In order to assess the sustainability of housing, 75 indicators and to rank districts, SPSS software (exploratory factor analysis) is used. On the basis of economic, social, educational, health, and environmental services and culture three districts (Banbarz, Banboor, Sabziabad) were selected as marginal neighborhood. Most houses, have been built away from without permission and building permits and engineering control in small scale measures. According to statistical models; most of household economic statuses are below the poverty line. According to the findings of the questionnaire, fabric and physical feature, type of building, materials applied, quality of building and density of residential units of most units out of any control and without engineering standards in small-scale piece of land, were built without a permit and building permit. Given the statistical models, the economic status of households indicate that more than 70 percent of them live below the poverty line.


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