عنوان مقاله [English]
Nowadays, implementing the concept of participation and participatory planning in the planning literature has come up firstly in developed countries then, its developed form in developing countries because of its failure and the criticisms against the urban planning process before 1950s (such as physical-oriented urban plans). Awareness of the participatory capacity of urban residents to implement programs and achieve planning goals is essential. Therefore, recognition of participation different dimensions and its evaluation in urban areas leads to understanding of the differences among urban systems (urban areas), and it will make urban planning process organized and operational according to the excising differences. This study has attempted to compare the adaptive capacity of people's participation in the old and new fabrics with using quantitative research methods, hierarchical analysis model (AHP) and correlation analysis. The study is validated using case study in Hossaineyeh (old tissues) and Ghaem town (new tissue) in Zanjan city. The results show that despite multiple problems in the old fabrics, participation capacity of its residents in upgrading environment is higher than in the new fabrics.