New towns and future urbanisation in Iran
Date of Original Version
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.
Third World Planning Review
Atash, Farhad. "New towns and future urbanisation in Iran." Third World Planning Review 22, 1 (2000): 67-86. doi:10.3828/twpr.22.1.d24p30hk65524v20.