Analysis of the Services Spatial Distribution in the Urban Areas (Piranshahr City as a Case Study)

Jamal Mohamadi, Mohamad Rasoli, Hasel Dastineh, Faryad Parhiz

Abstract


With regard to the complex spatial and physical structure of situations, social-economic activities, development of social and economic job division, and increasingly cultural and recreational and social needs of citizens, city life needs services. With regard to the important role of services in the urban system, it is important to consider services efforts in the urban planning process. Also distribution of services centers and how to access them is very important. This is why that the present study was aimed to study the spatial distribution of urban services at urban neighborhood level in the city of Piranshahr in order to actualize the social justice. This study is a descriptive-analytical research. In order to collect the research data, library, field study, statistical yearbook, and city comprehensive plan have been used. Also analytical hierarchy process (AHP) has been used for scoring the research criteria and the TOPSIS has been used for ranking the urban neighborhoods. On the other hand, Geographic Information System (GIS) has been used for drawing maps and analyzing the spatial distribution of urban services. The results of this study revealed that a large part of the urban services are located in the central and northeast area and the some of them is located in the west and southwest area of Piranshahr city. 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v5i1.5522

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