The Urban Planning and Architecture Research Center of Iran was registered as a non-commercial Institute under the number 4706,at 1990.

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The activity of this Center according to tasks of the association are as follows:

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1- The study and preparation, management and monitoring of physical plans, spatial planning, land development, tourism and civil engineering and historical part of passive defense at different levels; national, regional, district and municipal collection (region).

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2- The study and preparation, management and monitoring of local initiatives. Include comprehensive plans, detailed and organizing industry and annoying urban jobs and rural plans.

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3-study and preparation, management and monitoring of plans for the architecture, urban design and urban management, organize and empower the texture-and informal settlements.

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4-the study and preparation, management and monitoring of thematic and topical themes related to the above activities, including City Development Strategies plan (CDS).

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And also includes the following operation:

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A) Doing any scientific research and establish educational centers and specialized courses related to the subject of the Institute.

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B) Provide technical and advisory services to organizations and governmental entities, public, local and private sector.

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C) Associated with domestic and international organizations and institutions with similar concerns in other countries; in order to exchange information, scientific and professional experiences.

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D) Mount exhibitions and architecture and urbanism festivals on its own or in cooperation with the relevant organizations.

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E) Participating in urban planning and architecture competitions or holding such tournaments.

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F) Mount specialized conferences and seminars.

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G) Present computer services in urban planning and architecture, especially in the field of specialized software required contest consultant or other relevant organizations in the aforementioned matters.

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H) Create database of lands in order to provide services to producers of the urban plans, regional and other relevant organizations and institutions; offering services and carry out activities in the fields of geographic information development plan.

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I) preparation, compilation or translation of works, scientific or technical research results which is related to the activities of the Institute and also publication of results of research and studies at the Centre to enhance the quality of the knowledge of urban development and architecture in the country, through the publishing of books and periodicals and magazines.

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The Urban Planning and Architecture Research Center of Iran achieved the certificate of qualification of "level one in consulting services specialize in geographic studies and spatial planning” and “level two in urban studies”, as the highest ranking possible in specialty-mentioned, has a very substantial capacity in related studies. Also this center with preparation of the physical, national and regional plans is capable to get involved in spatial plans, organizing projects, physical development plans, regional plans, and urban metropolises and the collection of various thematic and topical plan across land. In the most specialized level, assist the institutions in charge of the reserve and a rich and fruitful information, analysis the experience and references of executive decision making and fitted.

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In cooperation with urban planning and architecture study groups and of the enjoyment of the remarkable power in the fields of software and hardware, this center introduces basic information, studies and research of the architectural and urban planning to the professional community and played the fundamental role for the policy of the national agency in order to supply, and the urban and regional justification.

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The Center is proud to be the first specialized center of studies preparing the national levels in the physical plans in the recent two decades. Some of regional and national physical plan in this regard so far, Azerbaijan physical plans, Zagros, Khuzestan, South coast, North Coast and south Alborz has completed and have been responsible in the physical layout and management of the Fars region. This Center had done valuable studies as the first performer and designer of geographical database information development plans at different levels.

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It is also some important study designs such as broth formed plan and locate suitable locations for the establishment of new settlements and towns, urban collection, balance a part of globalization studies in Tehran, "upstream" master plan for his studies of industrial, commercial free zones ـ part of spatial plan of land studies (national) margin sedimentation, urban design the streets of the city Bam, a strategic development plan for the city of Anzali (CDS) and other projects with participation of national and international conduct Other scientific achievements including accepted this research- study center.