Determining The Capacities Of Shabby Towns To Reach Sustainable Development

Mohammad Hosein Ali NIA, Ahmad MOGHADAMI
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Downtown districts, because of their geographical centrality, their easy accessibility, their economic importance and historical and cultural features, have a very high potential. But they often suffer from skeletal weariness and need actions to be organized and optimized and also appropriate programs to guide the future development of the city in these districts. The center of North Khorasan province in recent years has grown unsystematically due to the speeding of the city development and the increase in the population and also the number of the people who immigrate to it, whereas the capacity of the infill districts of the city and its shabby towns has been looked over and neglected. Therefore, the following study aims to help realize the stable urban development by determining the amount of the weariness of the city’s downtown and showing ways for using the capacity and the potential of interior development of shabby towns. In order to reach this goal, the three factors of instability, impenetrability and minuteness have been selected to determine the shabby towns in downtown in block scales and the amount of the weariness of the blocks have been determined by the hierarchical analysis method and the utilization of GIS and Expert Choice soft-wares. In the end, suitable methods for the utilization of this capacity are presented.  


Shabby town, Infill development, Stable development, The City of Bojnourd

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