International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Investigating the Effect of Strategic Planning on Restoration of Historical Fabrics with Sustainable Development Approach to Cultural Aspects (Case Study: Historical City of Semnan, IRAN)
Ali Khaksari Rafsanjani, Hani Rastegaran

Today, the range of definitions of sustainable development includes a variety of different issues and branches in the various areas of policy making and operation. However, the requirement for achieving the successful sustainable development in all aspects is strategic perspective with the use of strategic management knowledge for decision making in the implementation of operational plans. It has been a missing link and forgotten issue in development projects of development and urban renewal. Strategic planning documented in explaining the cultural perspectives of the cities that part of which is reflected in historical fabrics, can result in rehabilitation and functional determination in order to achieve a sustainable development. This paper examines the impact of strategic planning based on the principles of sustainable development in regeneration and utilization of historical fabrics and cultural urban aspects using documentation, analysis and field survey methods, and as a case sample the improvement solutions of public space and restoration of the historical cultural center of Semnan city which has known as one the most valuable historical cities with lots of worthwhile monuments in Iran, for sustainable cultural development would be debated.

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