Documentary analysis of Persian papers published on rural housing in Iran in the recent decade

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD candidate in geography and rural planning, Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate professor of geography and rural planning, Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Professor of geography and rural planning, Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.


A careful study of the dimensions of human life in rural areas and its accurate recognition for the design and construction of suitable houses require a special look at rural housing research in terms of physical, technical, economic, cultural, social and environmental aspects. This research analyzes the records in the literature on rural housing by referring to scientific journals in the field. The findings of the study indicate that most of the research has been conducted in a descending order in the provinces of North Khorasan, Fars, Zanjan, and Sistan and Baluchestan The series of studies carried out can be classified under nine issues including rural house designing and modelling, sustainable housing, structural-functional changes in houses, native architecture of Iranian houses, planning and policy, facilities and credits, housing rehabilitation, analysis of housing indices, and geographic analysis of housing elements. The findings of this research indicate three main approaches adopted in the study of rural housing in Iran. As much as 83.58% of all the research has been conducted with quantitative methodology, 13.43% with qualitative method, and just 2.98% (two cases) with combined methodology. Also, as the results show, of all the rural housing research in the country, 34.22% is retrospective, 11.94% is prospective, and 53.73% has addressed the existing housing situation.


Main Subjects

Berardi, U (2013).Clarifying the new interpretation of the cocept of sustainable building, Sustainable City and Society, No. 8, 72-78
Best, Richard and Mark Shuck smith (2006); Homes for rural communities: Report of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Rural Housing Policy Forum.
Chaperly, Hamed, 2008, Role of Income in the Development of Rural Housing Pattern (Case Study of SoltanAli City-Gonbad Village), Master's Degree in Geography and Rural Planning, Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran.
Chenga, M. (1986). Rural Housing Programmes in Zimbabwe: A Contribution to Social Development, Journal of Social Development in Africa, No. 1, 43-47
DalalPourMohammadi, Mohammad Reza, 2000, Housing Planning, Side Publishing, Tehran.
Dalgish, C, Dixon, P. (2008). A Research Framework for Historic Rural Settlement Studies in Scotland, Historic Rural Settlement Group.
Gallent, N. Shucksmith, M. and Tewdwr Jones, M. (2003). Housing in the European Countryside; Rural pressure and policy in Western Europe, By: Routledge.
Gkartzios, M & Scott, M (2014) Placing Housing in Rural Development: Exogenous, Endogenous and Neo-Endogenous Approaches, Sociologia Ruralis, Vol 54, No. 3, July 2014.
Hingorani, P. (2013). Housing and basic infrastructure services for all: A conceptual framework for Rural India, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia.
Hyde, Richard (2008); Bioclimatic Housing: Innovative Designs for Warm Climate, First published by Earthscan in the UK and USA in 2008.
Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation, 2012, General Plan for Rural Housing Research, First Office, Tehran
Islik, B, Tulbentci, T (2008). Housing island condition using Aiker-gypsum-stabilized earth: A case study from northen Cyprus, Building and Environment 43(2008) 1426-1432.
Ministry of Forests and Range (2008). B.C. Wood to Build Vancouver Village in Cchina, British Columbia, No. 16, 2008.
Polat, H.E, Olgun, M (2004). Analysis of the rural dwellings at new residential areas in the Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey, Building and Environment, No. 39, 1505-1515.
PourMohammadi, Mohammad Reza, Sadr Mosavi, Mirsatr, Abedini, Asghar, 2012, an Analysis of Governmental Housing Policies with Emphasis on Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plans, pp. 42-34.
Price&Myers (2005) (accessed 10 November 2005).
Saeedi, Abbas, Mostafa Taleshi, Rabet, Alireza, 2013, Housing Modernization and Structural-Functional Change in Rural Homes Case: Villages in Eidrud County (Zanjan Province), Geography Quarterly (Scientific Research of Iranian Geographers Association), No. 38, autumn 2013, 31-5.
Saeedi, Abbas, Rahmani Fazli, Abdolreza, Azizpour, Farhad, Mohebbi, Ali Akbar, 2013, Housing and Structural-Functional Integration: A Discussion on the Sedimentation of Rural Space Case: Villages in Razwargallan District of Bojnourd (North Khorasan), Geography Quarterly (Scientific-Research Forum Geographers of Iran), No. 39, 32-7.
Tiwari, P. (2007). Rural housing India Infrastructure Report, Oxford University Press, 264-247.
Wai Yeung, S.C, Howes, R. (2006). The role of the housing provident fund in financing affordable housing development in China, Habitat International, No.  30, 343–356.
www. SID.Ir
Yaghobi, Jafar, Ranjoor, Abolfazl and Zahra Khoshnoudifar , 2013, Analysis of pre-winning components in the successful implementation of the renovation and renovation of rural housing project in Khodabandeh, Geography and Development, No. 32, 162-149.