عنوان مقاله [English]
The concept of human living and city is a complex and active system in development. This system in the process of the development of human societies has seen different and extensive changes. With the information technology revolution, societies have been deeply changed and the relations among human beings have seen new varieties, such that with passing from the traditional forms of livings, there has come forward a new way of life and a close relationship between technology and different dimensions of life and human societies. There is now a new form of living in a virtual city in close connection with the old and traditional meaning of a city, coming into being due to its role in the new electronic city. Today and electronic city, due to capabilities upon the information systems and due to loss of abilities of the old traditional cities have become more powerful and effective. The new era in the system of information and its own positive and negative points. In reality, different countries and societies have taken important steps in the development of this new concept. The main agenda for the electronic city consists of four parts: electronic living (life), electronic organization, electronic government and electronic infrastructure which are the aim of the empowerment of the communications of the country. From another point of view, with the existence of new virtual environments and the development s related to new Information Technology, the theorists and experts of concept of cities have paid close attention to this new era. Considering the ever growing needs of the country, if this situation is not given appropriate attention, in near future, we have to pay a few folds higher to continue this project. This research paper tries to understand and explain the concept and complexities of new electronic city, in relation with the old and traditional ones and new concepts arising from the existence of such cities. This is done using an analytical and library like information gathering systems. At the end we conclude our research and explain about the necessities of existence of the electronic city in Iran.