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The term pardons, or paradise, has an Iranian origin and the idea of a garden as paradise is central to the conception of the Persian garden, as well as to gardens and parks around the world. The present paper will concern itself with Tehran and its problems of green space. 39 TEHRAN’S RAPID EXPANSION IS A SERIOUS DANGER TO THE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE AND NATURAL HERITAGE WHICH SURROUND THE CITY. Tehran is an exceptional case as far as natural conditions are concerned. Situated on the foothills of the Alborz Range, it is bounded by mountains, except to the south where an expansive area of wasteland lies.

The proposed studios, shops, and community cafe along the side street, which were initially met with the much enthusiasm, failed to materialise due to government bureaucracy and now their establishment is looked on with scepticism and doubt. In response to formal mismanagement and the general sense of apathy in the community, some members chartered a community-based organisation called the Abu Dahab Street Association to address these problems. Since its establishment earlier this year, the association has helped improve security in the area by lighting the streets once again and ensuring that they remain so.

The survival of many villages and cities in Iran, including Tehran, depended on these qanats. Some have been in use for hundreds of years. One such example is the Dowlat Abad qanat in Yazd, which is 64 kilometres long. Historically, Iranians created exclusive orchards and gardens at the source of each qanat and spring so that not one drop of water would be wasted. MOUNTAINOUS GARDEN, WHICH INCORPORATES CONCERNS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Iranian gardens are historically renowned. The term pardons, or paradise, has an Iranian origin and the idea of a garden as paradise is central to the conception of the Persian garden, as well as to gardens and parks around the world.

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