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IJET 2014 Vol.6(5): 358-365 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2014.V6.726

Evaluating the Effects of Environmental Renovation Projects on Behavioral Pattern of Users in Space

N. Barati, N. Falah, and M. Piroozgar
Abstract—Sidewalks are an indispensable part of urban public space, through utilization of which, identifiable behavioral patterns emerge, interwoven relationships among individuals via social activities. However, in spite of their enormous contribution to urban life, no attention is paid to their renovation designs. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate urban designs and plans base on none-abstracted methods. Sepah Street (the oldest designed street in Iran) in Qazvin, during 2009-2011, went through some basic changes in its sidewalks by implementing the renovation project. It was expected that these changes would make pedestrians pause for a while within the space and hence positively affect the quality of the behavioral patterns and social life of the city. This paper aims at an approach-based comparison of behavioral patterns before and after implementation of the project (2007-2012) using proportional-qualitative methodology (direct observation, semi-organized interview) and behavioral patterns indices determination. The effect of the design on the amount, type and formations of users’ behavioral patterns is determined and evaluated.

Index Terms—Sidewalk, behavioral pattern, renovation, qazvin sepah street.

Sidewalk, behavioral pattern, renovation, qazvin sepah street.

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Cite: N. Barati, N. Falah, and M. Piroozgar, "Evaluating the Effects of Environmental Renovation Projects on Behavioral Pattern of Users in Space," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 358-365, 2014.

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