Megacities pp 67-91 | Cite as

Sustainable Development, Urban Form, and Megacity Governance and Planning in Tehran

  • Ali Madanipour
Part of the Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 10)


As a city of 7.8 million people in a province of 13.4 million, Tehran faces major challenges in sustainable development. This paper presents a brief history of Tehran’s development, followed by a discussion of its urban form, governance and planning processes, and some of the major challenges that face the city today, primarily environmental pollution, traffic congestion, and management of urban growth, as well as social divide and environmental risks.


Urban Growth City Council Tall Building Urban Form Urban Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of Urban Design School of Architecture Planning and LandscapeNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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