Investigating the issue of pollution in the micro-scale design of mega-cities : a case study of Enghelab Street, Tehran

Motamed, Bahareh, Mahmoudi Farahani, Leila and Jamei, Elmira 2015, Investigating the issue of pollution in the micro-scale design of mega-cities : a case study of Enghelab Street, Tehran, Management research and practice, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 43-59.

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Title Investigating the issue of pollution in the micro-scale design of mega-cities : a case study of Enghelab Street, Tehran
Author(s) Motamed, Bahareh
Mahmoudi Farahani, LeilaORCID iD for Mahmoudi Farahani, Leila
Jamei, Elmira
Journal name Management research and practice
Volume number 7
Issue number 4
Start page 43
End page 59
Total pages 17
Publisher Academy of Economic Studies
Place of publication Bucharest, Romania
Publication date 2015-12
ISSN 2067-2462
Keyword(s) micro_scale
environmental pollution
air pollution
noise pollution
visual pollution
Summary Today there is a growing concern about urbanization and its impact on environmental pollution, which threatens human health and quality of life especially in mega cities. The mega city of Tehran, the capital of Iran, deals with various types of pollution. Although a large body of research has highlighted the significance of study on urban pollution in mega cities, only a few studies have addressed the issue at the micro scale. However, most of the research is restricted to air and noise pollution, whereas visual pollution as an important type of pollution that can be interpreted more deeply on a micro-scale, has been neglected. This study aims to evaluate some of the major issues of environmental pollution in Tehran by focusing on the micro-scale of the street. Therefore, as the central part of Tehran is one of the most affected divisions in the city, Enghelab Street has been selected as the case study for this research. This paper argues that identification and implementation of pollution mitigating strategies in Tehran’s master plan is not responsive enough to the whole city. This study of Enghelab Street reveals that policy making strategies for decreasing pollution should be initiated from micro-scale with further emphasis on psychological health. In the future, the lessons learned from the case study of Enghelab will help other major cities in developing countries to combat pollution through initiating from most affected districts in small scale.
Language eng
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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