Isfahan’s Organic and Planned Form of Urban Greenways in Safavid Period
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Abstract:
This paper reviews the experience of Persian designers and planners for creating the most livableand greenery capital city in the hole region of Middle East throughout the 17th Century. New concepts of urban greendevelopment emerged in that time. Some of these ideas where extremely creative and vanguard from there era andstill some of them are the main theoretical basics of urban green planning in the modern world. This paper focuses onIsfahan’s greenway planning ideas and discusses how the city transformed to a sustainable city in Safavid period. Thediscussion is based on the combination of the organic and planned forms of greenway design, which was unique by thattime and made the garden city of Isfahan. The Maddies1, which are the branches of water derived from the river andflowed inside the urban context, are studied as the bases of organic greenway and the Charbagh2 and Naghshe-JahanSquare are investigated as the planned green developments.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
English
Published:
International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development, Volume:6 Issue:1, 2016
Pages:
21 - 32
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