Title

New towns and future urbanisation in Iran

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2000

Abstract

This paper focuses on the new-town development strategy in Iran and its role in coping with rapid urbanisation. In the past, the Iranian government has used the new-town strategy primarily for deconcentrating the population of rapidly growing large cities. The paper suggests that, first, for several reasons the new-town strategy has not accomplished its objectives in the past and, second, the strategy contradicts the goal of promoting balanced national development. This requires that the government reconsiders its approach to new-town planning, development and management, and integrates the newtown strategy into the national spatial strategy plan.

Publication Title

Third World Planning Review

Volume

22

Issue

1

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