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In-between areas of Moradab Hill, an informal settlement in Iran

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posted on 2020-12-07, 03:34 authored by Sombol Mokhles, Minna Sunikka-Blank
Moradab Hill/ Eslamabad is an informal settlement in Iran. This figure shows the In-between areas, which are areas that are not fully regenerated, but they have been negatively affected by eviction policies and demolitions. These areas are characterised by the remnants of evicted self-built houses, dispersed high-rises, leftover lands with inadequate use and lack of maintenance. In-between areas are considered less safe and have fewer retail shops compared to the established parts by the female residents of this settlement.

This figure is part of a research conducted in Moradab Hill, that adopts a gender perspective to explore the influence of different places on women’s practices for social interaction and physical activity in the case study. This research was undertaken in 2019, as part of an MPhil studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. The fieldwork was undertaken in April 2019.

This figure was created by Sombol Mokhles.


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