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Management of Social and Cultural Studies and Planning

The city of Tehran is home to millions of people who, in addition to urban and civil rights, are in need of different social and cultural services by Tehran Municipality due to their cultural diversity. In addition to the chairmanship of Tehran Municipality's Research Committee of Social and Cultural Affairs, which is run by the Social Deputy of the Mayor of Tehran, management of social and cultural studies and planning is trying to manage the implementation of research projects under their jurisdiction, as well as other research activities, and base the system of decision-making on scientific and research findings. This mission is an important step in turning Tehran Municipality into a social-service institution.

Ongoing Projects
  • Identifying the state of production and distribution of stationery in Tehran
  • Identifying strategies for increasing the realization of Tehran Municipality's operational projects using the capacity of social participation (in the neighborhood)
  • Studying the social and cultural dimensions of megamalls and large commercial complexes
  • Pathology of outdoor advertising in the city of Tehran and offering management strategies with a sociocultural approach
  • Tehran's night life: Challenges and Necessities
  • Studying the current state of educational, cultural, artistic, literary and scientific departments in cultural centers and neighborhood houses and identifying their activation strategies
  • Studying the capacity of Tehran's NGOs and developing an activation patter for them to promote citizens' cultural and social assets
  • Studying the state of families in the city of Tehran and evaluating the performance of Tehran Municipality's cultural and social departments with the aim of consolidating them
  • Identifying the leisure time (official and underground) of Tehran citizens and providing management strategies and plans
  • Cultural and social study of Tehran passenger terminals; challenges and needs
  • Reviewing and providing methods of strengthening the economy of culture and art in Tehran with an emphasis on the three elements of outsourcing, partnership, and facilities
  • Implementing Tehran Municipality's measures in the field of public sport and providing improvement and development strategies
  • Supervising the project for studying the standards of sports equipment in Tehran's parks according to age and gender groups
  • Strategic document for the development of human-based areas in Tehran
  • Developing Tehran Municipality's strategic document for tourism
  • Developing strategies for religious lifestyles in Tehran
  • Assessing the consumers' attitudes about Hamshahri journals and analyzing the needs of the audience with a focus on sociocultural sociology
  • Cultural, social, and identity typology of Tehran neighborhoods and analyzing current problems and providing optimization solutions
  • Developing a strategic and operational document for social welfare (certain groups) in Tehran
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of written and electronic cultural products prepared by the departments, districts, organizations, and companies affiliated to Tehran Municipality and providing guidelines and strategies to improve it
  • Studying effective factors in empowering local management and increasing citizens' participation with an emphasis on improving neighborhood houses
  • Identifying, describing and analyzing the rights and duties of citizens in urban management and providing guidelines and strategies to improve it
Published Reports
  • Local councils in Iran and several countries across the world
  • Studying the implementation of the "Gift Plan" in Tehran Municipality and analyzing its strengths and weaknesses
  • Designing effective interventions to control and reduce injuries (intentional and unintentional) and damages in the 22 districts of Tehran
  • Studying the performance of Tehran municipality and the role of social participation in the management of urban social problems
  • Identifying the state and dimensions of the social identity of Tehran citizens and ways to improve it
  • Assessing the social, cultural, and sports needs of young people in Tehran
  • Reviewing and commenting on the actions of Tehran Municipality on the subject of hijab and chastity
  • Evaluating the efficiency of Tehran Municipality-owned pools and providing new strategies to increase its productivity and comparing it to the private sector
  • Studying the statue of transferring cultural and social activities to the private sector in Tehran
  • Evaluating the efficiency of Health Home in houses of neighborhood and providing necessary guidance
  • Studying the social and economic effects of seasonal migrant workers in Tehran;
  • Studying and developing optimization strategies for the management of Tehran Municipality-owned cinemas and determining the role of the private sector in this area
  • The importance and satisfaction with Tehran Municipality's municipal services in mosques according to the guidelines of the City Council of Tehran
  • Neighborhood Councils and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Socio-economic empowerment of female heads of households (introduction and performance assessment of Tehran Municipality)
  • Citizen identity and strategies to improve it in Tehran
  • Identifying social indicators in order to develop a model for urban issues prioritization
  • Developing the concept of social development on an urban scale
  • Studying the state of citizens' health and municipal services in the 22 districts of Tehran
  • Identifying the capacity of social assets an emphasis on networking in Tehran
  • Evaluating the performance of toy houses build in houses of neighborhood in Tehran
  • Identifying the state and dimensions of the social identity of Tehran citizens and strategies to improve it
Completed Projects
  • Studying the state of New Year (Norouz) tourism in Tehran in 20015 (a comparative study of Norouz tourism in previous years and providing management strategies)
  • Studying the methods and strategies of increasing citizens' access to healthy and high-quality cultural products and cultural-art services
  • Determining the state of production and distribution of stationary in the city of Tehran
Titles of Supported Master’s Theses and Doctoral Dissertations
  • Evaluating the state of social security in public places: the subway, parks and green spaces (vulnerable groups: women, children and the elderly), (Case Study);
  • Studying the effects of neighborhood-oriented management on the trust of citizens in urban management
  • Studying the barriers to citizen participation in neighborhood management, Tehran’s neighborhoods, and developing strategies to increase citizens’ participation
  • Pathological study of social space management in those Tehran neighborhoods assigned to neighborhood management, and providing solutions to empower neighborhood management
  • Reviewing the solutions that can empower neighborhood councils in the city of Tehran
  • Studying demographic changes in the future of the city of Tehran
  • Studying the reasons of the formation of street children in the city and offering practical solutions to organize them
  • Studying solutions to increase the presence of girls and women in social and sports activities in the southern neighborhoods of the city of Tehran
  • Studying the state of housing and health among seasonal immigrant workers in the city of Tehran (presenting problems, damages, and solutions)
  • Strategies to increase public exercises in the city of Tehran
  • Studying citizens’ methods of spending free time in informal settlements (Tehran’s distressed areas (
  • Pathological study of the domination of physical attitude instead of social attitude to the rules and regulations of urbanization in the city of Tehran
  • Studying the diversity of social identities in the city of Tehran and the factors that threaten social cohesion in neighborhoods (PhD (
  • Studying suitable social spaces that increase the sense of belonging to the neighborhood
  • Evaluating the role of neighborhood councils in increasing productivity and delivering optimal services to citizens (Case study: Tehran’s District …… Municipality)
  • Studying methods of increasing trust between the municipal administration and Tehran citizens
  • Examining Tehran’s most socially damaged areas and categorizing them according to these damages
  • Studying the effect of Tehran’s exclusive media (Tehran 20, Hamshahri, Hamshahri Mahalleh) on culture-building and increasing Tehran citizens' awareness
  • Social and spatial analysis of women’s absence in public exercises
  • Pathological study of women’s social security in space
  • Assessing Tehran Municipality’s interventions in supporting NGOs active in helping street children
  • The effect of 8 weeks of functional exercises on the muscle function and functional capacity of the elderly (for the feasibility study of operation in Tehran Municipality’s parks)
  • Studying factors that affect the spread of rumors in social networks in the event of urban disasters
  • Studying the social deviation of bribery and its related factors among Tehran citizens
  • Recreation of the socio-cultural functions of the central part of the city of Tehran with an emphasis on combined development approach