Investigating the Role of Citizens Participation in the Development of Cultural Spaces (Case Study: GonbadeKavoos City)

Document Type : Research Paper



Developing cultural spaces means people an organization’s participation to establish the relationship between art and cultural heritage and also promoting their creativity. Cultural spaces are suitable places for learning skills like Discipline, self-confidence, leadership and teach some basic principles like Patience, cooperation and respect .
Methodology: Research method is qualitative of survey form and the data gathering tool is questionnaire. Citizens of Gonbadekavoos form the statistical population which is 1465in number. The sample size has been obtained as 1465 people by Cochran formula.
Finding: The results of chi - square test shows that the financial contribution (χ2 = 1102823), executive (χ2 =1670410) and intellectual (χ2 = 1600471) citizens with developing the cultural Spaces has relationship and citizen participation (χ2 =170032) causes the development of these spaces. Correlation test results showed that there is a strong and positive correlation between thinking participation, executive and financial. Increase citizen participation in one of the dimensions, the stage facilitate for other types of participation. Effecting prioritizing by the Friedman test (χ2 =1640242) indicated executive contribution (ratio average 2.84), intellectual (ratio average 1.66) and financial (ratio average 1.49) respectively have the greatest impact on the development of cultural spaces in the Gonbadekavoos city.
Conclusion: The results showed that citizen intellectual, financial and administrative participation in developing the cultural spaces is vital and is a necessity to achieve Cultural objectives active participation of citizens in the process before, during and after the implementation of projects related to cultural spaces.