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:: Volume 38, Issue 2 (2023) ::
GeoRes 2023, 38(2): 211-219 Back to browse issues page
The role of spatial structure in the vitality of the network of roads around Iranian Bazaar, Borujerd Bazaar
M. Khaki *
Department of Architectural Engineering, Shamal University, Amol, Iran
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Aims: Bazaars are one of the few urban spaces that have continued to exist in cities from the past to the present. The contrasting spatial structure of Bazaar and their surrounding streets is a point can be studied more. The aim of this research is to develop a model of the vitality of the streets around Borujerd Bazaar and to understand its relationship with the spatial structure of this area.
Methodology: This study is carried out in Borujerd Bazaar and its immediate area. The required data was collected using a researcher-made questionnaire. Vitality model was developed using method of confirmatory factor analysis in LISREL v8.80 software. Spatial variables were extracted based on the axis map in DepthMap 10 software. The relationship between spatial structure and urban vitality was determined through the correlation test in the SPSS23 software.
Findings: Borujerd Bazaar vitality model was divided into two perceptual and environmental criteria. In the environmental criteria, "activity", "access", "physical" and "environmental" factors had the greatest impact. In the "perception" criterion, the "psychological", "social" and "economic" factors had the greatest influence, respectively.
Conclusion: The environmental variables of street vitality around Borujerd Bazaar have a significant relationship with spatial structure of the road network. But this is not the case with perceptual variables. In fact, these variables, except for the social variable, have no significant relationship with the spatial configuration of passages.
Keywords: Borujerd Bazaar, Vitality, Space Syntax, Spatial Structure
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Urban Planning
Received: 2022/10/30 | Accepted: 2023/04/5 | Published: 2023/06/26
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Architectural Engineering, Shamal University, Kilometer 5 of Haraz road, Amol, Iran. Postal Code: 4616184596 (khaki@shomal.ac.ir)
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Khaki M. The role of spatial structure in the vitality of the network of roads around Iranian Bazaar, Borujerd Bazaar. GeoRes 2023; 38 (2) :211-219
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