عنوان مقاله [English]
Urban life does not stay in the past, nor does it remain stagnant at present. The contemporary city accelerates toward the future aimed by today’s world; a world involved in common problems that have concerned its people.
Repeated warnings about the destruction and degradation of the global environment, intensified damaging effects of climate change and global warming, reduction of water sources and pollution from fossil fuel use (regardless of exhaustible its resources) which have ultimately jeopardized human survival as a result of excessive consumption seems to have no serious reflection. Remarkably, unlike some opinions, these issues are not considered luxury categories in developing countries. Unfortunately, developing countries keep repeating the mistakes made in developed countries and have not learned a lesson from their wasting of resources for achieving more sustainable cities, protecting the environment and natural resources, measured full-scale substantive values and ultimately qualitative improvement of life and compliance with civil rights. They are still concerned with quantities and have wasted beneficial resources to build big cities with wide expensive streets. Hence, these countries face more difficulties than developed ones and have to double their speeds to compensate their actions inevitably. Redefinition of rehabilitation and renovation concept with regard to the above considerations can result in new ideas in urban development.