Modeling Business Environment Sustainability and Presenting the Ecovillages Based on ICT: A Comparative Study in Iran and France
Because of the world's environmental challenges and climate change, many of which are caused by economic activity, a study on the sustainability of business spaces using ICT in Ecovillage is necessary. Furthermore, this issue has laid the groundwork for electronic transformation in businesses and the transition to sustainability. Therefore,this research explores the suitable model for achieving sustainability of the business environment based on ecovillage urban design to improve the design of current and future ecovillages and to use it as a design model for building sustainable communities. The objective is to make a comparison between Iran and France in order to (1) Identify the most important dimensions of Ecovillage to achieve business environment sustainability; (2) Determine the level of sustainability of the business environment; (3) Evaluate the Level of Rural ICT Development to Improve the Sustainability of the Business Environment; (4) Analyze the Impact of ICT on the Sustainability of the Business Environment;and finally, (5) Design a suitable model for achieving sustainability of the business environment.Then the differences and the similarities between both case studies can be shown in terms of Ecovillage dimensions, ICT level, business environments, and ultimately the sustainability potentials.