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The Strategic Planning of Akhund neighborhood development in Qazvin city with Community-led Urban Regeneration Approach

Journal: Geographical Urban Planning Research (GUPR) (Vol.7, No. 2)

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Page : 211-238

Keywords : Strategic Planning; Community-led Regeneration; Local Community; Akhund neighborhood; Qazvin city;

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Urban rehabilitation and renovation approaches in the evolution trend are considered from urban reconstruction to urban regeneration. Urban regeneration is a comprehensive, integrated, and holistic approach, which According to the social, economic, environmental dimensions. In the classifying of urban regeneration, community-led urban regeneration is located, which proposes new forms of community intervention and participation of urban regeneration and this method represents potentials for valuable capacity and grassroots knowledge. The aim of community-led urban regeneration is enabling of communities with Social, economic, environmental stagnation to reconstruct their communities. The Akhund neighborhood in Qazvin city is one of the historical neighborhoods in this city, which there are inappropriate conditions in dimensions of economic, socio-cultural, physical, environmental, and management-institutional. Therefore, the aim of this research is the representation of plans and strategies based on community-led urban regeneration principles to remove neighborhood problems. Research methodology of this study is descriptive-analytic with a practical goal. The data has been gathered with library-document and field studies. In this research, a six-step model is presented for community-led urban regeneration in this neighborhood, and finally, strategies, policies, and actions are proposed in all dimensions of economic, socio-cultural, physical, environmental, and management-institutional in the form of comprehensive and integrated to improve neighborhood conditions. The predominant strategies were mainly based on informing, educating, enabling and capacity building of residents and managers, participation and utilization of various types of community assets and capitals in the field of rehabilitation and renovation and revival of the historical and residential identity of the neighborhood.

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