Strategic Planning to Organize the Urban Historic Fabric Emphasizing on the Environmental Concerns

Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Considering numerous problems related to the old textures, sustainable development can
be mentioned as the most efficient approach to avoid consequent shortcomings. The methodology adopted
in the present paper is of analytical–descriptive type. Using the mentioned method, the data were
collected through the field and documentary studies. The statistical society of present paper includes
specialists in the field of urban planning who played an important role in the renovation of old textures in
Amol, a city in the northern part of Iran. By observing the social, economic, and environmental
characteristics in the studied region, and by interviewing the residents in Amol‘s old textures, the SWOT
analysis, the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats using qualitative method, was
adopted in order to detect the old textures. To analyze the data, SPSS and Excel software programs were
used. In this paper, efforts have been made to analyze the renovation of old urban textures as having in
mind the sustainable development. To organize the old textures in Amol, the ST type strategy was
adopted from diverse strategies in this paper. The mentioned strategy mainly focuses on the internal
strengths in order to eliminate the external threats.