• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Conservation of historic urban core in traditional Islamic culture: case study of Isfahan city


The main objectives of this study are to identify the land use pattern of historic urban core in frame work of traditional Islamic culture and find out the significance conservation of heritage areas surrounding the main city core. The methodology of this study was based on SWOT analyzes, for assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a city forms, for preparation of plan for conservation of heritage area in Islamic traditional urban core. The result of this study investigated existing limitations and strength. Main findings lead to a conclusion that the traditional frame of historic urban core is stronger than the new elements of city and without consideration to structure of traditional Iranian city, development plan is impossible. Keywords: Land use, Urban pattern, SWOT analyze, Iranian city, Conservation, Morphology


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