Evaluating the effectiveness of the Right to the City components to improve Sustainable Urban Spaces Quality for children

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Urban Development, Faculty of Civil, Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The Right to the City is based on all residents of the city enjoyment from the urban life opportunities.The Children Right to the City means that the public and social space and the general atmosphere of the city for the presence of children and interaction with the body of the city and other citizens should be provided.Alignment between sustainable principles and children's rights also clearly emphasizes on the need for paying attention to children in urban planning.This research is a developmental-applied research and to achieve the goals,a mixed research method has been used.In the qualitative part,the method of content analysis and Grounded theory method were used together and NVivo software was applied to code the data.In the qualitative studies,the statistical community includes experts as well as university professors in the field of urban planning,and 32 people have been selected as the research sample using the snowball technique.In the quantitative part,based on the results of the interview and the conceptual model obtained from the qualitative studies,a questionnaire based on the 5-point Likert scale was designed.To calculate the sample size,Cochran's formula and To analyze the results of the questionnaire and examine how the variables are related,SPSS statistical software,T-test and multivariate regression were used.Based on the results of qualitative studies,a conceptual model of the components of the concept of the right to the city was presented in order to improve the quality of sustainable urban spaces for children.Results of quantitative studies demonstrates the relationships between the variables and their impact coefficient and ranking.


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