عنوان مقاله [English]
Study of religious spaces in the city`s system, as one of the layers of semiotics, is effective in understanding the urban landscape as a sustainable social-spatial structure. Religious activities are related to spiritual and cultural concepts base on dominant ideology of the society; so recognizing their influence on city is an expedient switch for understanding social- spatial structure and the formation of public place. This research is followed by reviews of religious sites in the city`s semiotics system, and its impact on public place.
Therefore, based on field studies conducted, three of the religious atmosphere is selected and has defined their station based on the characteristics of each space, as the city symbol or a focal point in city`s semiotics system, and is explored their effect on the creation of public place. Indian community is the context of different religions with variety religious activities in urban space. So three religious urban spaces of Indian cities have been selected for this study. The review process demonstrate a significant relationship between the public place and civic focal point. The religious-based focal points will form public place; while religious sites in the city are considered merely as symbol, areas have not been bed. Study conclude that the effective index of the focal points in the city, are foreground the public place.
Religious urban space, Public place, India, Focal point, Symbol.