[By Shawhin] I just finished reading the transcript from an interview between the Financial Times and current Tehran Mayor, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, published on January 8th, 2008. There’s a lot of information in the transcript particularly regarding development, urban planning, transportation, etc. Dr. Qalibaf has been mayor since September 2005 according to Wikipedia.
I’ve summarized a few points from the article here – these are from quotes from the Mayor:
+ Development in Tehran is handled on three levels:
o Small projects are handled at the local/neighborhood level: via assisting councils (“shora yaari”, شورا یاری) – see details below,
o Medium size projects are handled by the Municipality’s representative offices in 22 zones, and
o Large projects (i.e. highways, Milad Tower, etc) are done at the national level Read the rest of this entry »