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Investigating the Urban Density on Social Relations

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Abstract:

In modern cities, with changes occurring in the urban environments the social behaviors of the residents have been affected. Some of the changes have weakened social behaviors, while others have reinforced them, such that they impose new social roles on their own residents. According to various perspectives in relation with the urban density (environmental factors), such factors have had an undeniable impact on social relations (social behavior). Also, distinguishing the urban density into two dimensions of constructional and demographic density, the question that arises is: what relation is there between the urban density and social relations?. In the present research, using the document and survey methods and also using a questionnaire for assessing the extent of social communications (residents of the Kashanak neighborhood) information needed was collected. Using the Pearson correlation tests method, data obtained were analyzed and in the end, the results indicated that the intensity of the correlation between the urban density and social relations was low and the type of impact of the constructional and demographic density on social relations was different, so that the impacts of the demographic density was consistent while that of the constructional density was inconsistent. In the end, given the fact the impact mentioned was low but it is non-negligible and it should be attended to in urban planning as an affective factor.

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Periodical:
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 47)
Pages:
36-45
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.47.36
Citation:
G. Motalebi et al., "Investigating the Urban Density on Social Relations", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 47, pp. 36-45, 2015
Online since:
Feb 2015
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