The new approach to conducting research and study projects in the Tehran municipality focuses on applied studies; small-scale projects that precise problem-cognition has been conducted on them by the regions and their problem-present approach to be focused on to the solvable problem by research and studies. Accordingly, the activity of mayors of the regions is also evaluated based on the extent to which the results of the studies are used.
According to the Public Relations Department of Tehran Urban Planning and Research Center (TUPRC), the Director of the Research Center, Dr. Mohammad Reza Javadi Yeganeh, by considering the application-oriented studies as the top priority of the current management, said: processes of small-scale projects that precise problem-cognition has been conducted on them by the regions and their problem-present approach to be focused on to the solvable problem by research and studies will be implement faster at this center.
Also by referring to another priority criteria for regional studies in areas where organizational knowledge and the accumulation of experiences in the regions which cannot answer to them at the present time, He added that if the research problem is focused on objective problems and to be a guarantee for the application of the results, there is no limit to the definition of a small scale study project at this center by the regions.
The Director of TUPRC did not negate the new procedure as a precedent procedure, and argued that medium and large scale projects could also be defined by regions according to the previous procedure.
by referring to young researchers on the priority of choosing executives for small-scale projects, he added that "this is done with the policy of using younger students' knowledge, which is one of the most difficult activities of the center; a thorough evaluation of the scientific resume and the accomplishment of the expert is one of the things that this process is being investigated.
Javadi Yegani stressed the efforts of conducting applied research and research as a means of distinguishing the new urban management discourse and said that in the new management of the Center has been created the study of opportunities, the rethinking of research topics and areas of the regions and the regions have also sent new needs that the center's experts are reviewing them and have started the implementing process for projects that have more transparency in terms of issues.
He also informed the efforts of Center for knowledge-increasing of forces involved in research affairs in the regions, and added: "So far, two specialized meetings have been held:" Challenges of Urban Research Application "and" Problems-identifying in Urban Application-oriented research ". TUPRC also is planning for holding a workshop "Methodology for documenting a policy document in Urban Application-oriented research " for the mentioned audience.
Javadi Yeganeh also announced plans for reforming the research committee for regional affairs and stated: "In line with the new policies of Tehran Urban Planning and Research Center, with the aim of policy-making in the application-oriented studies, the committee will be re-formed, and one of its most important activities is performance evaluation and the encouragement of mayors in the regions based on the results of urban research.