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Volume 7, Issue 25 (12-2018)                   Haft Hesar J Environ Stud 2018, 7(25): 93-105 | Back to browse issues page

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Measurement of Social Capital Indicators in Neighborhoods of the Historic Fabric of the City of Yazd (Case Study: Posht-e Bagh Neighborhood) . Haft Hesar J Environ Stud 2018; 7 (25) :93-105
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Social relations in the historic fabric of the city of Yazd have been formed according to the neighborhood identity. Accumulation of these relationships over the years led to the creation of a broad set of social ties among the residents. Whereas In recent decades, for some reasons the concept of social capital in historic fabric of the city of Yazd has declined; it is essential that by recognizing the level of social capital in the neighborhoods, strengthen its dimensions. The main purpose of this research is to measure the social capital in the historic Posht-e Bagh neighborhood of Yazd. The method of present research is of survey type and the questionnaire tool was used to collect data. After investigating the prestigious sources in this regard, and considering the conditions and requirements of the population under study, 12 indicators, including the capacity to accept differences, information and awareness of the neighborhood, the sense of safety, Associational activities and common purpose, participation in local community, empowerment, the sense of trust, supporting networks, Collective norms and values, the sense of belonging, neighborhood connections, and value of life were determined. In this research, stage random method was used for sampling. Based on the Cochran formula, the sample size is consisting of 333 residents of the Posht-e Bagh neighborhood that each one represents a household. The results show that regarding the significance level of indicators, all of them impact on the social capital and there are multiple relationships between them and the social capital. The social capital in the historic fabric of Posht-e Bagh neighborhood is in the midrange as well; the main factor can be considered depopulation study area caused by original residents moved to the suburbs and replacement with low-income people and foreigners.
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Received: 2018/12/10 | Accepted: 2018/12/10 | Published: 2018/12/10

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