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    • ISSN: 1793-821X
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School of Science and Technology Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
I would like to express my appreciation to all authors, reviewers and edtors.
JOCET 2014 Vol.2(4): 292-294 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2014.V2.142

Scrutinizing Different Generations of Public Green Spaces in Iran in Terms of Sustainability

Elham Khademi, Mohamed Rashid Bin Embi, and Parastoo Khademi
Abstract—The first step in investigating or designing sustainable urban public green spaces is investigating on historic background and cultural values, environmental principles, economy sequences and aesthetics criteria of the society. Comparisons between different generation of public green spaces to revision and identify the symbolic concept of Iranian garden in terms of sustainability, is the main approach of this study. Common symbols in Iranian Gardens explained and the principles and aspects of sustainability in landscapes will be mentioned for better understanding of Persian gardens. Recently the loss of symbolic flourish and fundamental implications in architectural cerebration and contemplations as well as meaningless concepts cause open urban spaces demonetize to just cover the people's physical needs. With regard to the valuable concept of Iranian Paradise, inspiration of some western and foreign patterns without regarding their main concept seems to be vanquished in Iranian open spaces.

Index Terms—Green public space, iranian garden, iranian parks, sustainability.

Elham Khademi is with the Universiti Technology Malaysia (e-mail:
Mohamed Rashid Bin Embi is with the Department of Architecture, Universiti Technology Malaysia. (e-mail:
Parastoo Khademi is with the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Shahrekord, Iran. (e-mail:


Cite:Elham Khademi, Mohamed Rashid Bin Embi, and Parastoo Khademi, "Scrutinizing Different Generations of Public Green Spaces in Iran in Terms of Sustainability," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 292-294, 2014.

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