عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction & Objective: Since some decades ago, developed countries have concentrated on place development issue in from of participation, democratic process in congruence with the needs of the inhabitants. Accordingly, Urban managing of Tehran, being aware of the effective role of local planning in sustainable urban development, have taken measures for execution of area oriented plan. The present research tries, in addition to evaluation of social factors affecting success of the area oriented plan, to illuminate the role of this plane in sustainable place development.
Methods: This plan has been conducted through survey among urban 5 regions of Tehran and the required information was gathered with the help of a questionnaire from all members of consultative assistance of the 29 places of the said region.
Findings: The findings acquired from the research showed that the highest success rate of the plan in significantly increased communication between people and urban managers, satisfaction of people with the managers, easier access citizens to services, increased communication between people with local authorities and increased participation of people in urban affairs and in the contrary , they considered the lowest success rate of the plan in assignment of the urban affair of the municipalities of the regions to areas.
Conclusions: Place oriented plan has significant role in sustainable urban development. Thus, attention to the social capital present in the place would result in increased participation rate of people in urban programs.