WIT Press


Specification Of Urban Planning Regulation In A Sustainable City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP070161

Volume

102

Pages

9

Published

2007

Size

380 kb

Author(s)

E. Salehi

Abstract

The city form is shaped by a set of decisions made by residents. It must be controlled or otherwise chaos would rule the whole city system; that is why all societies need codes and regulations to control decisions and correct and facilitate their performance so that society can live securely knowing that they can expect others to follow the same regulations. One method for regulating peoples’ behaviour is the use of urban planning codes and regulations control that may have spatial and physical reflection. Sustainable development can lead to equity over time, which certainly can be considered as the goal of such codes and regulations. In fact, composing urban codes and regulations is a means of achieving the goals of sustainable development and ensure the formation of sustainable residency. While studies on codes and regulations considered as the criteria for enforcing in a case study, (a city in Iran), methodologies like comparative researching and utopia typology showed that present codes and regulations could not be tailored to urban planning and its sustainable development. Key words: codes, regulations, urban planning, sustainable development, sustainable city, law, natural environment, urban management, citizen, equity. 1 Introduction Cities are the main source of human societies’ activities. In these spaces conflicts between human and nature reach a climax. That is why the creation of a ‘good and sustainable’ relationship between urban society and the natural and built environment is a must. In the past, the trend of change of evolution and the growth of cities was gradual and facilities, tools diversity, building material and technology as well as tastes, were limited; cultural and conventional systems acted well and the results

Keywords

codes, regulations, urban planning, sustainable development, sustainable city, law, natural environment, urban management, citizen, equity.