Document Type : Article extracted from dissertations


1 Assistant Professor,Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Payame Noor University,Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Planning, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

3 MA in Geography and Planning, Payame Noor University, Iran


Creative city is a city where new activities take place and people work together responsibly and creatively and with collective thinking to solve problems and improve living conditions and environmental qualities of the city. The aim of this article is to investigate ways to improve the quality of public spaces in the city of Lar with a creative city approach; also the factors affecting the quality of public spaces in this city have examined. The research method is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-analytical in nature. Theoretical foundations and effective indicators in improving the quality of public spaces in the city have been examined through the review of scientific scholar, and the quality of urban spaces through public opinion survey. The statistical population is residents of 15 years and older in Lar city, sample size achieved using Cochran's formula, which is equal 381 people. The results show that the quality of public spaces in city of Lar is not appropriate according to the indicators of urban creativity in both components of site selection and design component with an average of 2.89, and the quality management and planning component of public spaces with an average of 3.13. Based on the factor analysis, the most important factors affecting the quality of public spaces in Lar are the sense of belonging and appropriateness, beauty and design, vitality and social interaction, access and a sense of vitality and adaptation of spaces. The most effective strategies in improving the quality of public spaces to enforce creativity are to use the spirit of citizen participation to solve the problems of urban spaces and maintain public spaces and improve sports activity, cultural and artistic activities and interaction with university centers.


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