Citizens-based Assessment of a Renovation Facilitating Policy in Urban Deteriorated Areas: An Ordinal Logistic Regression Model




citizens-based assessment, renovation facilitating policy, Neighborhood Renovation Service Office (NRSO), Urban Deteriorated Areas (UDAs), Ordinal Logistic Regression (OLR)


This study tested which latent factors exist that could significantly impact the citizens-based performance assessment of the Neighborhood Renovation Service Office (NRSO) which is a renovation facilitating policy. Two hundred residents of Urban Deteriorated Areas (UDAs) in
Fallah & Yaftabad neighborhoods, were interviewed by questionnaires. To analyze the outcomes of the questionnaires, first, an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) for identifying underlying factors for assessment of the mentioned policy and subsequently Ordinal Logistic Regression
(OLR) for modeling the factors concerning performance assessment were employed.

The residents who had more familiarity with the plans and policies evaluated the renovation office performance more positively. Also if NRSOs want to be assessed as more effective in their intervention they need to empower their interacting community’s socioeconomic factor.
The OLR model showed that the sense of place is another significant underlying factor in this regard. However, residency duration despite converging as a factor in EFA did not show any significant impact based on the OLR model.

Author Biographies

Saeed Najd Ataei Sarkarabad, University of Kurdistan, Department of Urban Planning and Design

Master’s Degree in Urban Development Engineering-Urban Planning
Urban and Regional Planner Works as Project manager / Urban and Regional Planning Expert
in Maab Consulting Engineering / Urban and Regional Planning Company, Iran

Elahe Rezaei, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Department of Urban Planning

Master’s Degree in Urban Development Engineering-Urban Planning
Urban and Regional Planner. Works as Project manager in Urban Planning and Architecture
Research Center of Iran / Urban and Regional Planning Company, Iran

Kyoumars Habibi, University of Kurdistan, Department of Urban Planning and Design

PHD in Urban Planning. Associate Professor in Department of Urban Planning and Design,
Faculty of Art and Architecture, University of Kurdistan (Iran)


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How to Cite

Najd Ataei Sarkarabad, Saeed, Elahe Rezaei, and Kyoumars Habibi. 2021. “Citizens-Based Assessment of a Renovation Facilitating Policy in Urban Deteriorated Areas: An Ordinal Logistic Regression Model”. On the W@terfront 63 (2):3-34.