The Impacts of Globalization on Urban Peripheral Villages of Iran


Globalization as an ongoing economic, social, political and technological process has various impacts around the world, which its quantity and quality has been different in terms of various countries conditions. One of these impacts is spatial transformation of urban peripheral villages. The objective of this research is considering factors affecting spatial transformation of Iran's urban peripheral villages. Study area of research are selected urban regions in different parts of Iran. Research required data are collected through field study and some documents. Collected data are analyzed through grounded theory. Findings show that globalization has leaded to urban peripheral village's transformation through seven processes including pseudo-modern bureaucratic system, health care technology and population growth, land reform and spatial movements of population, economic integration and domination of oil economic surplus, de-industrialization , information technology and capital and power accumulation. As a result urban peripheral villages have experienced several unfavorable phenomenon including physical chaotic structure of villages, unfavorable land use changes, forming unofficial textures, lack of service spaces, and inconsistent architecture. At the end some correcting viewpoints are introduced.

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Hassan Afrakhteh, Kharazmi University, Iran

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Conference: CITY2016
Stream: Geography and Landscape/Urban Planning, Architecture and Design

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