Impact of Urban Open and Multi-Functional Spaces on the Quality of Leisure Time of Citizens Based on Social Capital

Ghazal Lotfi Zadeh, amal-e-Din Mahdi Nejad


With the emergence of new social, economic and cultural conditions in the new era, leisure is raised as one of the important issues in life and the quality of spending it is also more significant. In modern times, the need for spending leisure times includes the important needs of the people. In general, leisure refers to a time when a person does all matters related to the work, sleep and other basic needs and is free from such constraints. Showing the importance of leisure and close relation of leisure actively in urban areas, the present paper examines the status of leisure time in people's life and tries to determine the role of urban open spaces for leisure time and examines the urban open spaces and the problems associated with it and finally, it provides recommendations for an urban space. In this research, qualitative research methods (descriptive – analytical) is used and data is collected through evidences and library documents, computer network information.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4S1p143

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