A Reflection on Iran's Current Housing Situation based on the Affecting Factors

Authors

1 Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering, Member of Young Researchers And Elite Club, Robat Karim Branch,Islamic Azad University, Robat karim, Iran.

2 M.A. Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Housing can be considered as one of the most important needs of each family and the provision of
suitable housing for people has always been considered as one of the indicators of progress in any country. Because of
the specific attitude to the issue of housing in Iran, in other words, turning it into an investment, the major part of the
households' income has been accounted for housing. Given the importance of the matter, housing in Iran is affected by
factors that often are considered as markers to assess the recession or boom in this sector. Among these factors, sociocultural,
economic, and demographic indicators can be noted that play a very important role in the formation of housing
patterns and are considered a basis to assess mutual impressions of each of the above factors in this sector. This paper
is aimed to examine how each of the economic, cultural, social, and demographic indicators has effect on the current
housing situation in Iran. This paper attempts to analyze independent and interactive effects of each of the indicators
on the housing sector by the method of content analysis and library and then continues to find ways to improve what is
seen in the housing typology. The results suggest that changes in cultural indicators have the most profound impact on
housing typology in long-term period, while changes in economic factors affecting the housing pattern is very transient,
superficial, and short-term.

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