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heidareefarizi A, talebhemmat L. Exploring Elderly's sense of place of Railway Square. Urban Design Discourse
a Review of Contemporary Litreatures and Theories 2020; 1 (3) :82-104
URL: http://udd.modares.ac.ir/article-40-44861-en.html
1- shahid beheshti university of Tehran , a.heidareefarizi@mail.sbu.ac.ir
2- shahid beheshti university of Tehran
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considering the benefits of "sense of place for the individual and society, the growth of the aging process in Iran, the importance of their presence in urban spaces as social equity and the impact of the environment on the level of performance and their sense of place, it is important to consider  environmental preferences of this population group. The aim of this research is to improve the relationship between the place and elderly and identifying the effective factors on the formation of sense of place in them. This study is in the context of qualitative methodology and content analysis. The data has been collected using a semi-structured in-depth interview technique and the sample size was determined by the theoretical saturation of the participants.
The research case is Tehran Railway Square; This square is one of the key gates of the Iranian capital. The collected data is encoded in 19 identifiers, 5 concepts and 3 categories. Categories including communicating with people, space efficiency, and space identity. Major concepts include the space-user community, space management, space facilities, space coherence, and space history. The results of this study also indicated that the view of the elderly is not limited to the form of the space, the space-users also affect their sense of place. Thus, the proposed model of this research can be a guide for urban designers and planners to have a positive effect on the sense of place of this population group according to the extracted identities.
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Quality of Urban Public Spaces
Received: 2020/07/31 | Accepted: 2020/11/30 | Published: 2020/06/30

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