EghtesadOnline: On average, residents of Tehran live fewer than three years in one neighborhood, which is indicative of lack of neighborhood belonging and attachment among residents of the capital city, says Deputy Mayor Abdolreza Golpayegani.
“The subpar quality of construction and the rising costs of housing are to blame for the decline in the sense of belonging to one’s neighborhood,” he was quoted as saying by ILNA.
“Tehran is changing into a city of strong contrast between the rich and the poor. Social polarization is unprecedented. Urban inequality is the result of profiteering practices concerning land and home deals, and the concentration of urban services in small parts of the metropolis.”