A Review of Relationship between Environmental Quality and Citizen’s Behavioral Patterns in Public Spaces (Case Study: Mashhad Kouhsangi and Qaranei Streets)

Document Type : Original Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planing, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planing, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.


Purpose of this article is to introduce different approaches in reviewing the mutual relationship between the built environment and citizen’s behavioral patterns in public spaces with applying analytical and comparative methods by using a questionnaire, a sample of 200 members of the audience in two streets of Mashhad, Kouhsangi and Qaranei, by using two tests of the ordinal logistic regression and the Kruskal-Wallis have been conducted. This study seeks to develop a conceptual framework identifying influential elements in regeneration public spaces and in order to identify factors contributing to numerous variables have been studied such as a variety of activities, Sociability, location of public spaces, diversity, and dynamism, impact and effect of behavioral patterns. This article first attempt to clarify the importance of this issue and establish the position of behavioral patterns in relation to the physical and built environment. Then develop a conceptual framework to identify the impact and effectiveness of various criteria. The results of this study indicate Classification of parameters affecting the interaction between the built environment and citizens' behavioral patterns that can be used in the next preceding studies and in various public spaces, especially street, be measured.


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