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Project Stockholder: An Effective System For Renewal And Revitalization Of Dilapidated Inner City Areas


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S. Javad Hossieni & A. Nouroozi


This article explains the major difficulties of metropolitan cities concerning their dilapidated inner city areas. In Iran, there are 57,000 hectares of such areas having three major characteristics. There are difficulties in accessing the city quarters due to narrow roads and alley ways, most of the buildings having unsafe structural condition, and the building sites being too small for any viable construction. 207 cities have been identified having such urban problems in Iran. Urban renewals and revitalization plans of these neighbourhoods, despite the support of government and changes in laws and regulations, have not been as successful as expected. Keywords: project stockholder, urban regeneration, urban renewal, city planning, Iran. 1 Introduction In Iranian society, about 70% of the general population live in urban areas. This ratio is currently growing very rapidly and the numbers of metropolitan cities are increasing respectively. One of the most important problems of Iranian metropolitan areas, like the holy city of Mashhad, is the existence of the run down neighborhoods in the inner city areas. Various methods have been devised to tackle this problem throughout the world and in Iran. Each method has its own strengths and weaknesses. The most important challenge is to find the capital resources needed for the purchase of the existing land and buildings, inadequate financial sources delays the projects far


project stockholder, urban regeneration, urban renewal, cityplanning, Iran