Title : Recognition of the concept of social sustainability in traditional bazaars of iranian cities
Abstract: Sustainability is an issue raised in all areas of social life of human being in the last decades of twentieth century and at the turn of twenty first century. Its primary goal is to maintain (human, natural, social and economic) capitals in order to establish inter-generational equality (justice). In recent years, social factors such as equal access to resources (social justice), ability to run a better life, social health and welfare, security, raising awareness and education level, cooperation, enhancing social relationships, etc. as prerequisites for Social sustainability, have been receiving too much attention.
The present paper attempts to analyze the social aspects of sustainability in one Iranian traditional architectural complex–bazaar- and endeavors to find an answer to this question how architecture body can pave the way for accomplishment of one goals of sustainability theory, i.e. social sustainability?
Research method in this paper is analytic-descriptive. Consequently, bazaar architecture is society-based and responsive and it is consistent with human basic and superior needs and its behavioral patterns. Meanwhile, support of social and cultural life by improving existing public and connected-to-bazaar spaces for making people and city involved, so on is among the practical solutions to achieve social sustainability.