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Volume 5, Issue 17 (12-2016)                   Haft Hesar J Environ Stud 2016, 5(17): 25-34 | Back to browse issues page

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Social Sustainability Assessment in Gallery Cultural Space (Case Study: Mirza Reza Kalhor Gallery, Kermanshah City). Haft Hesar J Environ Stud. 2016; 5 (17) :25-34
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Sustainability as a global idea attempts to improve the quality of human's life in its ecological, socio-cultural and economic dimensions. In compare with other aspects of the quality of human's life, the development of its cultural dimension plays a significant role in achieving the holistic development. Furthermore, the culture centers (e.g. an Art Galleries) designed as interactive and educational places, can contribute to awareness of local and indigenous components of a given society about their cultural heritage, capitals and products. Likewise the mentioned places can support and encourage the educated people to engage in the cultural development process. The key question of this dissertation is "how do the physical characteristics of the galleries' surrounding environment exert influence on its social sustainability?" to respond the later question, this dissertation presents a model that has ability to be used for evaluating, designing, management and management and monitoring of the galleries as being socially sustainable. Moreover, in this dissertation, the mentioned key question is responded through using a descriptive-analytical research methodology. The presented model contains eight benchmarks including; permeability, readability and efficiency, flexibility, community-based educational involvement, safety, environmental comfort, diversity and vitality. In addition, this dissertation presents 32 indicators used for evaluation of the galleries through social-sustainability policies and strategies. The presented model is tested through using Mirza Reza Kalhor Gallery (located in Kermanshah city-Iran) as a case study.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/03/15 | Accepted: 2017/03/15 | Published: 2017/03/15

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