Strategies to Make Creative Urban Space with an Emphasis on Interactive Lighting (Case Study: Ahmadabad Avenue of Mashhad- Iran)

Document Type: Original Paper


1 M.A., Department of Urban Planning, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Professor Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Instructor, Department of Urban planning, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad university, Mashhad, Iran.


Urban space can be the most successful public arena in this century if employ the potentials
for collective cooperation in creative ways in order to provide further services. The theory of creative city tries to
strengthen the qualities which enhance the image of a city for the citizens and create a dynamic city in terms of culture
and intercultural learning. Therefore, the existence of generator, open, and the popular spaces are necessary along 24
hours a day. Since the nightly work and activity gradually became parts of the urban life, urbanization requirements
converted night into day for people, and the urban spaces allocated a special position in this phenomenon. Desirable
urban spaces should be made in response to the present urban environment of the cities. Accordingly, the purpose of
this study is to present designed solutions in order to interactive lighting to create live and urban spaces. The study
uses a qualitative research method and a case study, based on field studies via a questionnaire and direct observations,
meanwhile recognizing the principles of making creativity in urban spaces and the study of physical and social
environments of Ahmadabad Avenue- Mashhad are investigated by using SPSS to analyze formal, qualitative and
visual values in the space. Results of this study indicate whatever emphasized in urban design and the darkness comes
following the sunset, may arise disorder in its performance, to helping artificial light modeling keep its efficiency
during the night.