Design-Oriented Urban Design; Policy-Oriented Urban Design: Model Terms of References for Guiding Instruments in Iran

Document Type : مقاله کوتاه


Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University


Although urban design was popular in Iran as a science for guiding urban development, there have been no adequate model terms of reference for several urban design projects. This paper attempts to propose model terms of reference for design-oriented as well as policy-oriented urban design. The proposed terms of reference are for meso level (preparing a design framework for a part or a zone in the city) and micro level (preparing three-dimensional designs for an urban space or site). A first version of the terms of reference was initially developed as a result of theoretical studies. Pursuant to the application of the model to several practical projects, the model was subsequently modified.