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Form impacts on the formation of social relations in traditional context of Iran- Case study: City of Yazd

Pantea Hakimian

Maryam Mogouei

Azadeh Lak

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     Last modified: March 15, 2007
     Presentation date: 06/12/2007 4:30 PM in ISCTE-II C202
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Iran social system lies at the roots of three basics named Tribe, Village and City. In spite of numerous numbers of cities with different social classifications, the way of shaping different neighborhoods and the interrelation of them was a reproduct of racial and tribal foundation. Even the naming of neighborhoods confirms this matter.

Each neighborhood is self sufficient by itself and social relations (as a part of it) would be improved by different elements, then bazaar as a medium will integrate these neighborhoods into the spatial structure of the city.

This study tries to reach the factors that are the cause of the shaping of the organized social relations in every neighborhood of traditional context of the city of Yazd.
These factors are as follow:

1- Social mix by the means of different grain.
2- The central part of each neighborhood had different accommodations such as retail shops, water reservoir, public baths and religious buildings like mosque and Hosseinieh.
3- Common physical elements like Sabats that show a kind of social attachment.
4- Hierarchy of public space and the sense of public ownership to the space.
5- The non-inviting aspect of each neighborhood that discourage the strangers from entering the area. (CPTED)
6- Unpredictable openings in the public space which is familiar for the residents.

Key Words: Social system, spatial structure of traditional Iranian city

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