نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 کارشناس ارشد معماری، واحد گنبدکاوس، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، گنبدکاوس، ایران.
2 استادیار گروه معماری، واحد گنبدکاوس، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، گنبدکاوس، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Today, there are a few suitable urban spaces, as well as many unused and abandoned spaces with no clear use and meaning in our cities. The present study aims to create and shape urban places that are neglected by paying less attention to social, cultural and identical values and promotion of environmental qualities, communication, urban mobility, etc. and emphasizing designers’ mental perception in the design of such places. In this regard, a theoretical framework is developed and the constitutive components of place-shaping (as a new concept) are introduced, based on the previous documents and studies. Then, using a field study, the city and the targeted areas (the five proposed sites) are identified. To collect the required data, a questionnaire containing the contents on the components of place-shaping and the influential variables is designed, and 405 questionnaires are distributed among local tradespeople and informed people. To analyze the data, SPSS software is used to evaluate the effectiveness of the studied criteria. The results show that in most of the studied sites in Gonbad Kavoos City, the residents have the following problems: improper commuting route (walls, sidewalks, and green spaces), lack of proper urban furniture, and lack of amenities for recreation and leisure. It is better to use appropriate urban furniture and elements, along with lighting (to be used at both daytime and nighttime) and environmentally friendly materials. Finally, in conclusion, practical suggestions are provided for each site