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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018, 2(1), 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-2-1-1
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The Role of Collective Spaces in Social Sustainability of Residential Area (Case Study: Firuzeh Residential Complex, Mashhad, Iran)

Rezvaneh Rezaei Rashti1,

1Master of Architecture, Mashhad Municipality, Iran

Pub. Date: February 05, 2018

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Rezvaneh Rezaei Rashti. The Role of Collective Spaces in Social Sustainability of Residential Area (Case Study: Firuzeh Residential Complex, Mashhad, Iran). Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018; 2(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/jsa-2-1-1


The role of Social Constancy in designing a sustainable Community has been one of the most important and dispute-raising topics in recent years. According to the hypothesis and theory of the intended research, this concept can be interpreted on the basis of cumulative development pattern in residential complexes. Hence, the most important questions included in this research are: 1- What does social sustainability imply? And what kind of measures can evaluate this implication in designing residential complexes? 2-What is the role of group works in the social sustainability of residential complexes? In order to answer the questions of the present research, purposeful sampling methods were applied. Meshed has been selected as the sample regarding its characteristics as one of the most major metropolitans in Iran. Then, Firuzeh Residential Complex was selected among its different phases due to its distinct spatial properties. The type of research done in this study was the occasional type along with using compound solutions. Furthermore, research-oriented techniques and questionnaire were used to collect data. The results show that social sustainability can be reached within the residential complexes if there is an acceptable balance between group works and users’ crowd. The residents will have more social wealth.

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