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Journal:   JOURNAL OF REGIONAL PLANNING   SPRING 2016 , Volume 6 , Number 21; Page(s) 167 To 175.
 
Paper: 

ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION THE DISPARITIES OF LIFE QUALITY IN URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS (CASE STUDY: FARSAN CITY)

 
 
Author(s):  HAJINEJAD A.*, GHADERI J., GHASEMI GHASEMVAND E.
 
* UNIVERSITY OF GUILAN, RASHT, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

The concept of quality of life can be a powerful tool used to monitor the planning and development of society. Since this concept, encompasses all aspects such as economic, social, environmental and physical, can be programmed to monitor the community, assess the effectiveness and efficiency of current policies and programs and develop new programs to help. Research carried out in relation to quality of life and urban sustainability clearly shows the close relationship between the quality of urban life and urban instability. That is why today addressing this issue in the process of urban planning of these areas is the key. Criteria such as the level of urban development and how its spatial distribution, Level and how to enjoyment or inequality in the enjoyment or benefit from the services, and functions in scale neighborhoods and urban areas are factors affecting the quality of urban life in general. Assessing and Leveling equality or inequality of urban quality life in the four areas and neighborhoods of Farsan City was the aim of this study. The research method is descriptive. A study conducted a field survey and data collected by using a questionnaire. A sample was 320 people who have been chosen from among residents of four Farsan Area. TOPSIS decision model used to analyze the data. The findings suggest that the district No.2 of Farsan' neighborhoods with a score of 0.841 in economic indicators, a score of 0.981 in social indicators, and a score of 0.930 in skeletal indicators has the first place and the district No.1 of Farsan' neighborhoods has the last place in the city neighborhoods. Also from the perspective of environmental factors, district No.4 with a score of 0.986 has the first place and district No.3 with a score of 0.266 is at the end of list.

 
Keyword(s): QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE, INEQUALITY, URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS, FARSAN
 
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