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Cultural Spaces and Urban Identity
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قاسم زاده، بهنام نويسنده Ghasemzadeh, Behnam
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فصلنامه با شماره پیاپی 7 سال 2013
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Cultural spaces are used to identify urban places. They act as landmarks distinguishing one urban region from the other. Changes in the social-economic and political systems have led to the swallowing up of these spaces by newly established media environments. These media environments have made cities across the world appear uniform without distinct distinguishing features. This study reviews the role of cultural spaces as urban identities. The study also analyses whether it is possible to have cultural spaces which have been developed using the modern state of the art. The study relies on interview conducted through questioners issued via the email to university students and lecturers in selected American universities. The study revealed that it is possible to integrate modernity into cultural spaces. From the data collected, most people would be grateful to have urban spaces which both reflect their culture and technological advancements. The study concluded that although modernity has consumed cultural spaces as urban identities, this could still be reverted through proper artistic designing and position of structures present in the space.
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International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development
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