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JHRE 2011, 30(134): 49-74 Back to browse issues page
Urban-Village Model: An Efficient Approach to Achieve Sustainable Rural Settlements
Hossein Bahrainy *, Mona Hajibandeh
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Lack of attention to the needs of rural people and their settlements causes a proliferation of migration from rural areas to the cities. The construction of building industry in villages have been increased by the city dwellers in the form of villas, but these houses are not correlating with it’s nature environment in the rural context with respect to materials, architectural features and character which is the main problem, especially for the rural regions of northern Iran. This type of development is a considerable threat for both the rural character and the natural environment. This study asserts that an Urban Village model can be an efficient remedy for the described problems as well as a good solution for controlling the proliferation of inessential buildings. In this study, researchers analyze the benefits of using this method in the case study of Miyanlat Village in the Safarud Region. Research findings revealed that consideration of the following factors are necessary for successful use of this method in each region:

  1- Emphasize on identity and human scale in designing of living spaces,

  2- Compact form with appropriate development of mass and space,

  3- Pedestrianization and use of public transit ,

  4- Efficient use of land and energy sources,

  5- Appropriate mixed use of activities, land use and variety in building architecture,

  6- Specific attributes and dimensions of region with clear stationing of community, and

  7- Respect of the natural environment by usage of natural resourses in the context of rural buildings.

Keywords: Urban Village Model, Rural Settlements, Miyanlat Village in the Safarud Region
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Received: 2011/10/1 | Published: 2011/10/15
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Bahrainy H, Hajibandeh M. Urban-Village Model: An Efficient Approach to Achieve Sustainable Rural Settlements. JHRE. 2011; 30 (134) :49-74
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Volume 30, Issue 134 (10-2011) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه مسکن و محیط روستا Journal of Housing and Rural Environment
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