- Corridor Plan: An Opportunity to Develop Low Carbon Open Spaces Network. The Case Study of Tehran, Iran   click here to open paper content2214 kb
by    Fathejalali, Arman & Masoudi, Mahyar | jalali.arman@gmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Urban open and green spaces by providing multi functional spaces have the potential to be used as an efficient tool to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, and air pollution. To make the most use of such potentials we recommend ''Corridor Plans''.
We are on verge of an urbanized world. At the same time urban areas are the world’s chief consumers of natural resources and generators of waste, consequently leading to multitude of environmental problems. Climate change and its impacts on the urban environment, global warming, shortage in energy sources, energy consumption of about 73% of all energy consumption in the world by urban areas while they only contains 60% of the world population and etc. They all are some examples of environmental problems that introduced urban areas as their cause.
On the other hand, urban sprawl, poor urban management, inefficient urban infrastructure, lack of awareness and etc. particularly in developing countries intensified the mentioned urban issues. Tehran also suffers such these problems, particularly air pollution leading to representing Tehran as one of the most polluted cities in the world. According to the report published by the Iran’s National Department of Climate Change, considering the principles of urban sustainable development and reduction of energy consumption in urban areas should be the priorities of the future urban policies.
Urban open and green spaces providing the multi functional spaces (recreational, infrastructural, social, cultural, and …), have the potential to be used as one of the most efficient tools to reduce greenhouse gases emissions, and air pollution, simultaneously. To make the most use of such potentials, we need specific development plans. Corridor Plans with considering their linear nature, can make the opportunity to create a coherent network of urban open and green spaces. In this paper, after supporting the theoretical framework of the study in terms of ‘low carbon development” and “corridor plans”, we recommend new strategies and policies to develop a green and open spaces network through Corridor Plan. We conducted this research in Tehran, as the case study of this research.

Development plan, Low carbon development, Open and green spaces, Urban areas, Corridor plan
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