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Iran’s Model for Urban Development Flawed

Iran’s model of urban development is not based on development models adopted by prosperous economies for their cities to generate wealth
Iran’s Model for Urban Development Flawed Iran’s Model for Urban Development Flawed
The incumbent government has placed more importance on marine economy compared with its predecessors

The flawed urban development model adopted in Iran over the years has placed a majority of population in desert areas while nearly two-thirds of the world’s population—almost 3.6 billion people—live on or within 60 km of coastlines.  
Since the emergence of ancient civilizations, people have always been attracted to coastal areas. Coastal cities with populations of more than five million, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, New York and Dubai, are key economic players of their respective countries. 
Twenty of highly developed countries have economies based on sea and ocean. 


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