Document Type : Original Article
School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
Due to economic growth and demographic expansion in cities, cities face multitude of challenges. With the rising challenges, there is a need for integrated urban management approach to manage public affairs in the cities. This approach will provide a holistic solution to these problems’ cities are facing. The economic growth has created social, environmental and societal changes in the cities. To solve these problems new tools, technology and policies are required to coordinate and integrate environmental, economic, social factors in relation with urban areas to study and manage growth and solve potential problems.
The present study is aimed to investigate the current model of integrated urban development management system from the perspective of urban planning in Bandar Abbas in a Descriptive-Analytical Method. The data of this research have been collected from various sources (library, documentary, electronic, various field sources). The sample size is 40, and the sample size is collected from urban planning experts based out of Bandar Abbas and Tehran. Analysis of qualitative results has been performed using the SWOT model. Based on the results, 14 various factors were identified as strengths, 38 factors as weaknesses, 9 factors as opportunities and 20 factors as threats.
According to the results, the most important strength is, citizens increasing expectations from municipality to provide services. The important weakness is citizens not having knowledge and duties as a citizen, municipalities and neighboring countries. The most important threat is the influence of ethnic subcultures in the city and cultural conflicts. According to this analysis, the most important priority is to develop and set up good urban management practices and moving towards an integrated approach of urban planning.