Valuable rural texture includes residential areas with an organic structure, currently located within the city limits. Although these textures are mainly vulnerable and inefficient, it is important to keep them in order to boost the city’s historical memory and identity. Among the areas with a rural texture are the villages of Kan, Hesarak, Darekeh, Farahzad, Evin, Darband, Imamzadeh Ghasem, Dezashib, Jamaran, Kashanak and Dar Abad. The total area of these villages is 385 hectares, i.e. 1% of the total city area and 1.4% of the total residential area. Even though most of the buildings are new, all or most of the rural buildings are within the city limits, despite their rundown condition, which requires restoration efforts. Some old villages, such as Chizer, Dezashib, Gheytareyeh, Zargandeh, and Labponak, are located in mountainous landscapes with steep slopes. However, some of these villages have acquired modern urban appearances. At present, due to a non-systematic pattern of construction, these areas are faced with two challenges: loss of identity and loss of tranquility. There is an increasing traffic into these neighborhoods and the streets are getting more and more insecure; there is a lack of adequate paved streets leading to local centers for social interactions, and a lack of urban facilities for services. Districts 1, 5 and 21 have the greatest number of rural buildings as compared to other districts.

Table 8.4 The area of valuable rural textures

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The proportion of valuable rural texture (2006)

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