The new town of Parand is situated 10 km west from Robat Karim (situated 35 km southwest from Tehran) on the way to Saveh and it has about 7000 students in islamic azad university . The town is intended to provide residence for the staffs of Imam Khomeini International Airport, create a balance in the settlement pattern of Tehran, establish an appropriate environment to draw in the extra population of Tehran and offer an alternative to unsystematic settlements. Parand is expected to accommodate 100,000 citizens across 1,467 hectares.
It is divided into a number of areas namely an urban texture, greenery, town services, regional services and industrial district. These areas are planned to develop in 3 stages.
Parand is a well-planned town which responds to the community’s needs. It aims to host low-income families (laborers’ and employees’ housing cooperatives) by providing low-priced residential units with bank loans there by attracting various classes of people.
Parand is also an Iranian name. It means natural silk.
I mean its an unsustainable method of housing. Its low density and just plonked in the desert and encourages a lack of community and car dependency that is the scourge of the US. When petrol becomes less affordable in years to come people living here would have to walk quite far in scorching direct sunlight to get to a bus or tram stop, never mind how are they going to do the shopping. Building new blocks of flats 4 or more stories high is fine but I dont like single story villas. hno:
The development, on which construction started in 2008, will also feature “housing for 50,000, shopping malls, water parks, hotels, an International standard 18 hole golf course, indoor and outdoor fun parks, equestrian facilities, auto mall, motorcycle dirt tracks, an Olympic standard sports complex and an International standard kart circuit designed by Schreiner Consulting in Austria.”
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