The Roles of Neighborhood Cultural Spaces in the Development of Citizenship Culture

  •  Malihe Izadi    
  •  Jamal Mohammadi    


Cultural space constitutes the physical, cultural and perceptual attributes of a place that creates social phenomenon and place meaning. Thus, this paper discusses the roles of cultural spaces that Cultural spaces in neighborhoods as parts of thriving urban spaces are considered as the most potential urban spaces in the development of citizenship culture due to enjoying potentials and capacities. This study will look into how such cultural characteristics have influenced the revitalization of the local culture. Cultural spaces are considered as one set of the main instruments of cultural development in current societies and are burdened significant responsibility in developing human forces. Cultural spaces, as one set of the main important institutions for cultural services, have important functions in increasing the literacy and culture level of societies. Then establishment of such spaces and the mode of their distribution in the neighborhoods are, directly or indirectly, effective on the degree of individuals’ reference and use of these spaces. The aim of the present study is to identify and analyze spatially the performance of cultural spaces of neighborhoods in the enhancement of citizenship culture. The results of the present study indicate that the development of cultural spaces results in decreasing the differences in urban culture and promoting appropriate citizenship behaviors and consequently, accessing citizenship culture development.

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