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Politecnico di Milano (2012)

Defining a pattern for sustainable development of Tehran


Titre : Defining a pattern for sustainable development of Tehran


Université de soutenance : Politecnico di Milano

Grade : Dottorato 2012

This study, which is a research on metropolitan region of Tehran, presents a vision of sustainability in the context of reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and show how pre disaster planning can serve as a catalyst to create more inclusive metropolis based on the ideas of livability and equity. To lay out and examine what can be done differently to move Tehran towards sustainable urban future, the research proposes a pattern based on city’s potentials and distinctiveness. It develops a strategy with consideration of the earthquake fault lines and open public spaces corresponding to the 300 years old aqueduct system (with 1200 independent underground canals, covering over 730 square Kilometers of densely populated urban settlement) that is no longer in use. It analyzes the potential of developing an open public space network and green landscape, based on the historic aqueduct infrastructure to act as an urban catalyst for alleviating the impact of natural and man-made hazards, such as the predicted earthquake in Tehran, while reducing carbon emission in highly congested old urban parts. It proposes an integrated green parkland and emergency access infrastructure with local land use strategies in order to provide safe refuge corridors while responding to the communities need for cleaner and more livable neighborhoods with access to neighborhood parks and recreational options. Such site specific research helps recognize the complexities involved in planning for disasters, not only from the physical infrastructural perspectives, but most importantly the need to learn about the importance of social vulnerability of the communities that we engage with


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