عنوان مقاله [English]
Urbanism and transformation of villages near urban areas are among the issues that have influenced urban systems in developing countries like Iran during the last decades. Integration of marginal villages in the urban texture is considered to be one of the most significant physical changes in Iranian cities, especially in the fifties. Under direct influence of large cities, especially Tehran metropolis, rural areas have experienced a deeper and faster process. So that, many are integrated into urban texture and some others are separated from their rural nature despite being far from urban texture.
The present article seeks to investigate the present position of urban villages in development plans. Descriptive-analytic and secondary data collection methods were used. Results indicate that urban development plans attend to the position of urban villages by adopting and implementing policies such as conserving natural and environmental features, developing tourism functions, protecting and organizing historical and cultural contexts.