Representing Iranian-Islamic Identity in Iranian Contemporary Cities Structure

Authors

  • MARYAM KAMYAR, Dr. Department of Architecture &Art studies, Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research (IIER), Iran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1800-489X
  • ZAHRA JAFARI SPOUREZI, M.Sc. Department of Urban planning, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6137-6277

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.4701

Keywords:

Contemporary Iran; urban identity; identity components; city structure; Contemporary Iranian-Islamic-city;

Abstract

Urban identity could be considered as the result of interaction between social identity system and urbanism system. The term “Islamic City” is defined only by considering the physics of the city and reducing the concept of the city to physical elements. Current researches are carried out without considering the relationships between elements and parts of the Islamic city. The main objective in this research is to focus on the principles governing Islamic city which have their roots in Iranian identity and govern aspects of urban life, such as social, political, economic and physical space of the city. Studying concepts of centre, periphery and communications as the main elements of urban identity and matching each of the physical elements in aforementioned arenas could help with understanding the Islamic city structure and its organization and relations governing it. The significance of religious, social, and economic elements in the Islamic city matches the Contemporary urbanism identity in Iran and the concept of centre-periphery theory.

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Published

2019-12-01

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KAMYAR, M., & SPOUREZI, Z. J. (2019). Representing Iranian-Islamic Identity in Iranian Contemporary Cities Structure. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, 3(2), 55–62. https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2018.4701