Citizen Participation to Manage Heritage in the City of Shiraz


  • S. Koorosh Sarvarzadeh Department of Social Science, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom, Iran



Today, citizen participation (CP) has become a global issue for mobilising untapped human resources, and it has spread across the field of Urban Heritage Conservation (UHC). This study aims to examine an indicator-based approach for the subjective evaluation of CP practice in UHC initiatives in Shiraz. It employs a questionnaire survey of 384 residents who engaged in the UHC initiatives. Finding, particularly, demonstrated that participants desire to attend a group discussion when the discussions are: respectful; possess mutual trust; respect to different points of view; equal opportunity to speak; offer common good; reciprocal dialogue; have a feedback communication.

Keywords: Citizen Participation, Urban Heritage, Evaluating, Shiraz

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.




How to Cite

Sarvarzadeh, S. K. (2018). Citizen Participation to Manage Heritage in the City of Shiraz. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 9-18.