Historic Urban Landscape and Development Issues in Iran

  • Armin Firouzi Eastern Mediterranean University


Urban development and conservation of built heritage are often reflected as two conflicting forces of city planning. It is in this sphere that heritage management should protect cultural heritage resources. However, the insufficiency of updated legislation as much as lack of effective organizational structures, breeds legal and administrative difficulties for safeguarding of built heritage and often it is with little or no integration in the broader urban development considerations. Therefore, an integrated approach for urban management was developed since 2011 to bring together the two seemingly contradictory agendas. Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) is a systematic approach and a management strategy that has been successfully applied in a number of cities around the world, aimed at safeguarding their built heritage within development initiatives. Iran is an accelerated developing country with hundreds of historic urban landscapes that are threatened with the crisis of urbanization. This paper explores challenges for conservation of built heritage in Iran from the perspective of HUL strategies.

How to Cite
FIROUZI, Armin. Historic Urban Landscape and Development Issues in Iran. Journal of Sustainable Engineering & Built Environment, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 8-13, sep. 2023. ISSN 2821-3726. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/jsebe/article/view/19666>. Date accessed: 24 july 2024.