Structural Principles and Frameworks of Iranian-Islamic Urbanization by Reviewing its Formation in Different Periods
Sobhan Roshanfekr Jourshar & Nasim Najafgholipour KalantariFull Text | PDF File

This paper aims to investigate and analyze the causes in the creation and development of the Islamic cities and plans to review the structure Iranian-Islamic urbanization and mentions its fundamental principles and formations. The study is based on documentary and analytical method. Several studies conducted in the cities of Islamic territory, but the aspects of these studies are not complementary and not much attention has been paid on the components of Islamic city. An important part of the conducted researches are mainly on describing the physical elements which constitute the Islamic city. In many of these studies only certain sections of history and urban areas has been introduced. On the other hand the framwork of conducted researhes on Islamic cities is largely influenced by the concepts and social, political, economic laws of western cities. The term Islamic city, shows socio-cultural identity and historical characteristics of its inhabitants. The physical space of most islamic cities is affected by geographical and territorial characteristics. These cities has their own characteristics and unique patterns that can not be found in other Islamic cities all together. This indicates the existence of a common spirit which has been raised from divin school. Therfore, This article analyzes the causes and factors in development of Islamic cities by reviewing different periods in different centuries in Iran. It is hoped that this research could be a step forward in achieving the principles of the Iranian-Islamic city.

Key words: Islamic City, Urbanization, City Principal

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