Topological evaluation of the physical identity in explaining the structure of sustainable urban management

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Urban Development, Science and research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


Identity in a city reflects the social structure of the people who have been given meaning throughout history. The physical identity of a city depends on the components that reflect the physical characteristics that make up a civilized society. The purpose of this study is to explain and typologically evaluate physical identity, which is emphasized according to the impact of urban management. The present research is a survey and analytical-descriptive method and in terms of purpose, it is considered as a development-applied evaluation. The sample studied in this study is the central texture of Kashan, with emphasis on the bazaar complex and the fabric around Sang Square. 95 questionnaires have been identified with the number of items, which, according to Edwards method, this statistical population has been considered with 95% confidence interval and 5% error coefficient. To explain the final indicators based on the three main components of physical identity, with urban management, the Delphi method was used, which finally, after explaining the proposed research framework, using Shannon entropy weighting and the model in the ranking, it was found that the urban face component has the greatest impact with having a CL value of 0.64 in the issue of physical identity with the urban management approach. In future research, this evaluation can be examined on the scale of urban areas and also other methods can be used for ranking, which in general can achieve a specific framework in the field of urban body identity in the urban management system.


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