2016

Transit-Oriented Development in Iran: Challenges and Solutions


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The Special Issue the Tema Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, collects the proceedings of the Joint workshop, which is to be held by Center for Technology of Society (ZTG) of Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) and Road, Housing and Urban Development Research Center (BHRC) in Tehran on Feb. 29, 2016, under the title “Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Iran: Challenges and Solutions”. Although the contents of the workshop target TOD in Iran, it has a partial look to the experiences of Germany. Identifying the problems that have limited the positive effects, user-friendliness, and good accessibility of public transport systems in Iran, as well as putting the state of the art of the topic practiced in Germany into discussion with Iranian experts are the most prominent targets of the workshop. Topics on the borderline between urban transportation planning, urban planning, and urban design need to be addressed in the dialogue facilitated between the Iranian and German experts.

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