Synopses & Reviews
Archaeological studies reveal that urban settlements in Iran date as far back as 3200 BC, but while there is a great amount of scholarly work on these settlements, there is still little profound research on contemporary trends in urbanism and new urbanisation in Iran. A Reader in Contemporary Urbanism and Emerging Urbanisation in Iran provides a broad overview of the state-of-the-art research and the latest achievements in the practice of urban planning and design in contemporary Iran. Bringing together a panel of experts, it covers topics that range from theoretical debates to applied, empirical in-depth action/intervention research. A Reader in Contemporary Urbanism and Emerging Urbanisation in Iran helps both scholars and practitioners understand the transformation of Iranian cities and their unique urban aspects over the past 50 years by bridging the transition between the old and the new within a wider socio-cultural, socio-economic, socio-political, ethnographic and anthropological context.