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Planning For A New Sustainable City In Iran: A Case Study Of Mahmoodabad, Mazandaran

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EID140311

Volume

181

Pages

11

Page Range

361 - 371

Published

2014

Size

361 kb

Author(s)

H. Farzaneh

Abstract

The city of Mahmoodabad is located in the south of the Caspian Sea and is the nearest coastal town to Tehran, the capital of Iran. This city is trying to become a sustainable city, in different aspects of sustainable development, socially, economically and environmentally. The process requires the participation of inhabitants as well as the support of national and local government. Therefore, the City Council seeks to design a strategic and scientific planning as a guideline through the Framework of Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD). The main purpose of the project is a practical plan for implementing. For doing this, this paper explores the main challenges that have been presented by inhabitants and local authorities, brainstorms possible actions and ideas and prioritizes these actions based on local resources and capacities. Then, it presents a social actions model for citizens to participate in. Keywords: strategic sustainable development, sustainability challenges, sustainability solutions, social sustainability, City Council, Mahmoodana, Mazandaran, Iran.

Keywords

strategic sustainable development, sustainability challenges,sustainability solutions, social sustainability, City Council, Mahmoodana,Mazandaran, Iran.