Paper Information

Journal:   ENVIRONMENTAL BASED TERRITORIAL PLANNING (AMAYESH)   SPRING 2016 , Volume 9 , Number 32; Page(s) 41 To 62.
 
Paper: 

APPLICATION OF ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT METHOD FOR EVALUATING REGIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL SUSTAINABILITY (CASE STUDY: KERMANSHAH TOWNSHIP)

 
 
Author(s):  SHAHINIFAR MOSTAFA, HABIBI MIRSALAR*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, SAHNEHBBRANCH, ISLAMIC AAZAD UNIVERSITY, SAHNEH, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Ecological foot print, as one of the most important sustainability indicator, which was initially introduced by Wackernagel and Rees in 1992, has received considerable attention and has been promoted as a policy and planning tool for sustainability. The methodology of this article is based on descriptive and explanatory method. The main purpose of this research is to determine ecological footprint of township of kermanshah. The findings show that the ecological footprint in the township of Kermanshah is 2.445 hectares per person. This value have been distributed in five main groups: Food 1.225 (ha), housing; 0.615(ha), transportation;0.275(ha), consumer goods; 0.27(ha) and Services; 0.06(ha).The results confirm the fact that the township of Kermanshah to meet the needs of its viability is dependent on the area beyond the township of Kermanshah .Since the bio capacity of 0.8 hectares for Iranian, Ecological footprint is 2.445 hectares in Kermanshah township means three times larger than their share of environmental capacity allocated to the township 's sustainability. In other words, it can be stated that taking the current trend continues, the township of Kermanshah for food, energy and land requires to absorb the carbon dioxide Space equivalent to 10 times larger than township itself and 3.3 fold of Kermanshah province.

 
Keyword(s): ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINTS, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, URBAN SUSTAINABILITY, CARRYING CAPACITY, KERMANSHAH
 
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