Original Paper Urban Development
Determinants of Quality Assurance within the Building Construction Industry

wilfred omollo

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, Pages 5-16

  Although a growing body of literature maintains that the construction industry plays a significant role in the economic development world-over, the extent of its regulation may, however, undermine the objectives of sustainable urban development. This study, as a result, investigates the factors influencing ...  Read More

Original Paper Urban Design
DENSITY AND QUALITY OF SPACES IN RELATION TO BUILT-FORMS: The Case of Commercially Active Centers in Addis Ababa (Pedestrian Density and Pedestrian Priority)

Daniel Lirebo Sokido

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, Pages 17-30

  ABSTRACT A vibrant and commercially active center is often the result of interesting, diverse building styles and or built-forms, pedestrian density along with variety of quality public places where people feel comfortable, spending time and shopping items for domestic and commercial functions in cities ...  Read More

Original Paper Urban Development
Evaluation the Role of Factors Affecting the Feasibility of Urban Development Plans through Structural Equation Model (A Case Study in Shiraz City)

Naser Rezaei; Hamid Majedi; Zahra Sadat Saeideh Zarabadi; Hossein Zabihi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, Pages 31-44

  The main purpose of this paper is to explain the factors affecting the change of service land uses in the city of Shiraz and identify its reasons. For this purpose, the second-order confirmatory factor analysis technique has been used as one of the structural equation modeling techniques to determine ...  Read More

Review paper Built Environment
Climatic and thermal comfort research orientations in outdoor spaces: From 1999 to 2017 in Iran

Bahareh Bannazadeh; Shahin Heidari; Ali Jazaeri

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, Pages 45-60

  The level of satisfaction with an environment differs among individuals, which may be caused by social, psychological and physical factors. One of the environmental factors affecting physical and mental satisfaction, is the thermal condition of space. In recent years, the importance of thermal comfort ...  Read More

Original Paper
The study of Cypress appearance in the Persian art and architecture in the light of Gestalt theory

Fatemeh Khozaei; Mina Safizadeh; Ahmad Sanusi Hassan; Qamar Ul Islam

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, Pages 61-66

  The impetus behind this s‌tudy is to discover the aes‌thetic and semantic patterns of the cypress tree and show how this element has been employed by Iranian artis‌ts. The ques‌tion of this research is how a cons‌tant element (the cypress tree) has been transfigured in different Iranian arts. ...  Read More

Original Paper Architecture
Explaining the effective features of open and semi-open spaces in availability and increase of social interactions in residential complexes

Hamed Moztarzadeh; Khatereh Sajjadi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, Pages 67-76

  By increasing house demand for living, the urban development planning has turned to towers, which provides a platform for the growth of the city, regardless of the traditional Iranian's architecture. Among the vital elements in traditional architecture, there are a variety of open and semi-open spaces ...  Read More