Local Environmental Conservation Activities as a Key Factor for Social Interaction (Case Study: Bagh-Shater Local Community)

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Mojtaba Vlibeigi
Elmira Sarhangi
Niloufar Karevani


One of the most significant issues of the local communities in Tehran, the capital of Iran, is creating social interaction. The implementation of local policies is necessary to encourage residents to continue social interaction. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to examine how to enhance social interactions based on Perceived Residential Environment Quality (PREQ) indicators in local communities. Bagh-Shater, as one of the urban local communities in Tehran, was the population of this research. Likewise, 422 residents of the Bagh-Shater were selected as the sample. The results show that the effects model of the indicators of PREQ on social interaction can explain nearly half of the changes in social interaction. Also, the results show that strengthening local capacity in environmental management can be the basis for enhancing social interaction polices. In other words, it seems that maintenance and conservation of the local environment as a concept of value can not only currently bring together a variety of actors for local upkeep and care improvement, but can also significantly create social interaction.


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Vlibeigi, M., Sarhangi, E., & Karevani, N. (2020). Local Environmental Conservation Activities as a Key Factor for Social Interaction (Case Study: Bagh-Shater Local Community). Journal of Population and Social Studies [JPSS], 29(-), 32–46. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jpss/article/view/235178
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Mojtaba Vlibeigi, Urban Planning Department, Buein Zahra Technical University, Iran

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