عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper is to analyze the neighborhood management and neighborhood sub-councils (Showrayari) of Hassan-Abad-e Zargandeh from the point of view of urban good governance. Governance indicators used include decentralization and facilitating participation, transparency, accountability and accountability, efficiency and effectiveness, fairness and justice, consensus, rule of law, strategic vision, as well as empowerment and social empowerment of citizens. Data have been collected in Hassan-Abad-e Zargandeh in Tehran as our case study through a questionnaire survey targeting neighborhood residents, a set of interviews with neighborhood management and neighborhood sub-council members, and a desk-review of plans and documents. Findings show major gaps in realizing citizen participation and good urban governance, which must be addressed through a set of initiatives that are wider in scope and deeper in reach. Yet, the process of transforming the centralized and top-down urban administration into a more participatory form of management has already begun, and identifying its strengths and weaknesses will pave the way for improving the governance system.