Investigating the Role of Historical Public Squares on Promotion of Citizens' Quality of Life

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Abstract

Public Square is one of the main pillars in social life that has effects on the social quality of the urban public space, and improving the level of social interactions of the citizens. Considering the effect of public space in quality of social life, in many modern cities, the public squares that have recently designed and constructed aren't responsive for social needs, improvement of communications and the social relations of citizens. This matter appears because of poor conditions of cities during modernization and lack of attention to cultural, sociological and psychological needs, therefore analysing the contributing factors on urban quality of successful historical public squares for improving citizens' quality of life can introduce a guideline for designers and planners to solve contemporary urban problems. In this research, that has been developed based on descriptive procedure, the characteristics of Naghshe-Jahan Square as an active and vibrant historical public square has been examined to realize the effective factors on improving the quality of citizens' urban life. The results of research indicate that quality of citizen's urban life indicators in historical public square included visual aesthetic (Spatial continuity and hierarchy, emphasis on the axis of symmetry, balance and visual contrast, Sense of closure and introspection,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1768-1773
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume161
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium, WMCAUS 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 13 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • citizen's quality of life
  • Iranian public square
  • Naghshe-Jahan Square
  • urban public space
  • urban quality

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