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Sustainable Development, Urban Form, and Megacity Governance and Planning in Tehran

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As a city of 7.8 million people in a province of 13.4 million, Tehran faces major challenges in sustainable development. This paper presents a brief history of Tehran’s development, followed by a discussion of its urban form, governance and planning processes, and some of the major challenges that face the city today, primarily environmental pollution, traffic congestion, and management of urban growth, as well as social divide and environmental risks.

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  • Urban Growth
  • City Council
  • Tall Building
  • Urban Form
  • Urban Structure

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    According to Tehran Metro’s managing director (Hashemi 2006:44), the number of daily trips in 2004 was more than 12 million, with the following mode splits: private car (23%), bus (23%), taxi (20%), minibus (13%), metro (7%), and other (14%), which includes shared taxis, jitney cars (cars or vans that operate as demand warrants on mostly fixed routes without fixed schedules or stops), and motorcycles. The discrepancy between the two data sets may be attributable to the different areas of coverage and different years of data.

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Madanipour, A. (2011). Sustainable Development, Urban Form, and Megacity Governance and Planning in Tehran. In: Sorensen, A., Okata, J. (eds) Megacities. Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, vol 10. Springer, Tokyo. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-99267-7_4

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