The role of tourism economy in organizing and revitalizing urban worn-out texture: Case study of Tehran District 12


F. Masheofi, A.S. Azami

Tourism is also very effective in organizing and revitalizing urban worn-out texture, due to its impact on economic, environmental and sociological-cultural issues. The main objective of this research, to investigate the role that tourism economics can play in organizing and revitalizing urban worn-out texture.
We selected the 12th city of Tehran in Iran as a case study, because it has both a tourism economy and a worn out texture due to its historic history.
The method used in this research is descriptive and explanatory. In the process of this research, methods such as random and Delphi sampling, chi-square test and single-group T test have been used. The results of Pearson correlation test show that the tourism economy through the promotion of environmental quality in the neighborhoods of the 12th district of Tehran has led to the organizing of the worn-out texture of the neighborhoods of this region. This economy has created a sense of belonging among its inhabitants through improving the quality of urban services in the neighborhoods of the area. Eventually, tourism economy in the 12th region of Tehran has helped to empower the residents of those neighborhoods by improving their employment in their worn-out texture neighborhoods.

Keywords: Tourism economy; organizing; revitalization; urban worn-out texture; Tehran

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