Studying the Effect of Reconstruction and Renovation of Cultural Heritage in Enabling the Old Texture Residents: Case Study of Zeinabieh in Isfahan, Iran

  •  Farzad Momeni    
  •  Mehdi Momeni    


Isfahan is the cultural capital of Iran. It has so many valuable historical places of which Zeinabieh is one of the most famous places which is located in district 14. Zeinabieh, as a cultural heritage, is regarded as the potential and motivation for the development of this district. The people’s participation in this district can be used in order to not only change the texture and cultural situation of this neighborhood, but also makes people to be more capable. Therefore, present study is done aiming at providing the infrastructure to sustainably and comprehensively improve the current condition to optimize the inefficient texture; making appropriate conditions to serve the citizens and pilgrims; preparing proper context for the people to fully take part in the process of renovating the old texture and improving the quality of the texture. The methodology of the study is applicable by purpose and descriptive-analytic by nature. The collected data have been descriptively analyzed using SPSS. The findings show that there is no significant correlation between management issues and renovation regarding the cultural empowerment, but there is a significant correlation among economic empowerment, management empowerment and textural empowerment and the effects will be indirect. The social empowerment is directly correlated which indicates the effect of urban management on making social capital in the city projects. So, the designing Zeinabieh districts as a main potential and people’s attraction center can lead to improvement of serving quality, texture quality, people’s life style and their participation.

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