An Analysis on Effect of Urban Development Plans on Realization of Sustainable Development of Metropolis of Isfahan

  •  Masoud Taghvaei    
  •  Hamid Reza Varesi    
  •  Masoud Narimani    


Spreading cities and increasing urban population scaled up urban problems and challenges. As a metropolis, Isfahan is faced with many challenges, too, which requires effective and qualitative urban development plans in regards of urban sustainable development framework in order to improving itself. The objective of this research is evaluating status of sustainable development of Isfahan and effect of urban development plan on this city. Therefore, the research data is analyzed and evaluated using quantitative model of TOPSIS regarding objectives and hypotheses of the research. In addition, Entropy and coefficient of dispersion, SPSS, EXCEL and TOPSIS SOLVER software are used in order to dada analysis and ARC GIS software is used to draw and provide maps. Results and findings of analyzing and evaluating this research indicated that urban development flow of Isfahan is an unsustainable flow at both levels of "present situation" and "urban development plan"; most districts in Isfahan are much less prosperous, less prosperous or fairly prosperous. Therefore, in "current condition", 33% of urban district in Isfahan are at "less prosperous and much less prosperous"  level and 37% of districts are at "fairly prosperous" level; only 30% of urban district in Isfahan are at "prosperous and very prosperous" level. This condition deteriorated more in urban development plan. In urban development plan of Isfahan, 55% of urban district of this city are at "less prosperous and much less prosperous" level and 15% of districts are at "fairly prosperous" level; only 30% of urban districts of Isfahan are at "very prosperous and prosperous" level. According to this fact that indicatives of this analysis are capitations of urban services' applications, we can conclude that capitation of urban services' applications is reduced in urban development plan and is turned to capitation of residential applications (non-service). Therefore, metropolis of Isfahan is not a sustainable and prosperous city and facilities or public services are not distributed sustainably and concordantly in its urban districts.

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