Designing walkable Spaces in the Vicinity of Natural Urban Opportunities (Case Study: As'adi alley in Kermanshah, Iran)
Sayna Bahmani, Sara Hadad Dabaghi
Today, urban public spaces, by strengthening urban vitality, are considered as one of the most important issues of urban development knowledge. Creating pedestrian-oriented spaces will contribute to improving the quality of urban spaces, but developing countries like Iran don't not pay much attention to this matter. In most superior urban projects, it has been thought that the "people are in the town and the neighborhood, not that they are living in it". As'adi alley in Kermanshah, Iran, which is located in district 4, despite its natural potential due to its proximity to the gardens and the river, favorable weather conditions and proximity to the affluent regions, doesn’t provide high quality for its residents. As it can be seen, residential neighborhoods in our cities, due to non-compliance with standards and regulations in its superior projects in urban development field, have many problems such as crowdedness, lack of mental security of the residents, such as discomfort, dejection, depression and so on. This research seeks to offer a design for pedestrian-oriented spaces of the residential area, which would reduce the presence of passing cars that enter the neighborhood on the pretext of easier access. This highlights the vitality and dynamism of the neighborhood, and the neighborhood's latency and uniformity would be reduced gradually, and by the natural opportunities in the environment, the required background would be created for the residents of the neighborhood. The output of this research are principles and design criteria. The SWOT analysis tables and descriptive and analytical method has been used in the methodology of this research. Eventually, design of the intended space with providing the necessary standards and regulations would be available as the final part of this study.