An Analytical-Comparative Investigation of the Migration Flows in Informal Settlements of Karganeh, Ali Abad and Gel Sefid of Khorramabad City, Lorestan Province

Mohammad Fathi Beyranvand, Asghar Nazarian, Kazem Jajarmi, Ezat Olla Ezati


Undoubtedly, the formation of informal settlements in Khorramabad in a certain line with other informal settlements are influenced by the presence and establishment of an uneven flow of immigration to this city in order that hereby non-affluent immigrants in the vacuum and inability of the formal market in providing their housing, propose a solution, even simple, for providing a minimal shelter where guarantees their life and settlement needs in some part of the city. For now, 212 Hectares of the total area of 3885 hectares of Khorramabad, with a population of 47 thousands individuals, are available in the form of 11 informal settlements in Khorramabad city.

The present study is an applied one and the method employed in it is descriptive-analytical. The main objective of the present study is to investigate and analyze the immigration flows in the informal settlements of Khorramabad city. The results obtained from the study indicate that the proportion of rural repulsions is more than urban attractions in the formation of rural immigrations to the informal settlement regions of Khorramabad. In addition, a sensitive tendency is present among the residents of these regions to immigrate to the center of the city and other big cities and metropolises.  

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