عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Today, with rapid development of urbanization, lifestyle changes, negligence of public life and poor urban management, public spaces have been neglected in urban neighborhoods. Since city public spaces belong to all citizens and they have access to them without any discrimination, they can play an important role in local sustainable development. Therefore these spaces are necessary in cities and must be discovered again.This study aimed to understand the role of public spaces in local sustainable development through the components of citizenship, vitality, sense of belonging and identity, participation and engagement in the city. Using sample size of Cochran formula with confidence level of 95 percent, a sample of 120 questionnaires was completed through Yousef Abad neighborhood residents of Shafagh Park. To determine the relationship between public space and local sustainable development, Pearson correlation test was used. Findings indicate a significant, positive and direct correlation between the components of the study Also, analysis of data variance showed that the regression is significant statistically and strengthening public spaces leads to local sustainable development.