TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF DESIGN ART AND COMMUNICATION, vol.6, pp.2126-2136, 2016 (ESCI)
Nowadays, it is essential and serious to conduct deep and efficient social studies and build thematic applied indices for designing the renovation and modernization plans of worn-out urban texture particularly empowering them, so that the implementation of any plan to rebuild the worn out texture will not lead to effective result without attention to its social studies. Modernization and reorganization of historical and valuable texture in Ardabil City promotes the quality of urban environment and life conditions and reconstructs the atmosphere of thought, reflection and interaction between human, society and the environment due to the hidden and enduring architectural values of some buildings, public spaces and also the other cultural and social values within it along with central and peripheral worn-out textures of city. According to social research assessment of worn out texture in Ardabil City, there has not been serious attention to social issues in these studies. The research findings indicate that there is a need for attention to social diversity, institutions, rules and behavior, and public participation in order to implement the urban planning in these textures.