Understanding Urban Identity of Bandar Abbas

Document Type : مقاله کوتاه


Faculty Member, University Jihad, Hormozgan Province


Pursuant to the Third Five Year Development Plan a series of studies were conducted to analyze the urban identity in provincial capitals of Iran. This paper summarizes the findings of the Identity study undertaken between 2002~2006 in Bandar Abbas. The study surveyed the views of different social groups to identify identity elements of the city. The identified identity elements were then categorized into physical, natural, socio-cultural and economic elements. The respective relationships between these elements were then tabulated.