عنوان مقاله [English]
The concept of integrity, as a factor which sustains values and significance of cultural
heritage, is regarded as a key criterion in the process of urban heritage conservation and thus, the need for
clarification of its factors has been emphasized in the international conventions, documents and scientific
papers. Review and analysis of documents, conventions and theories concerning the role of integrity in
urban heritage conservation show that in recent decades, the concept of integrity has attracted worldwide
attention in the process of selection, assessment, and codification of the comprehensive conservation
and management plan of urban heritage. This paper aims to recognize the aspects of integrity concept
and tries to refine the prioritization of integrity aspects in the plans and measures of Amir-chakhmagh
Square conservation project in Yazd, Iran. To achieve this aim, firstly the conventions and the scientific
papers related to integrity are reviewed; consequently the effective aspects in measuring integrity have
been selected in three main categories: ‘Structural-historical Integrity’, ‘Functional-social Integrity’, and
‘Visual-aesthetic Integrity’. Thereafter, the prioritizing of these aspects in the Amir-chakhmagh Square
conservation is analyzed by quantitative research method and correlation strategy. The findings indicate
that the ‘Functional-social Integrity’, ‘Structural-historical Integrity’ and ‘Visual-aesthetic Integrity’, in
descending order, have the highest to the lowest contribution to explaining the concept of integrity in the
measures taken for Amir-chakhmagh Square conservation project. This indicates the measures have
been successful in terms of reviving the social vitality of the square and refurbing the historic
buildings around the square by adaptive reuse. Finally, findings from quantitative measurements confirm
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