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Arvin M, pourahmad A, Ziyari K, zangenh shahraki S. Identify and investigate the drivers to use the compact city (Case study: Ahvaz city). Arid Regions Geographic Studies. 2021; 12 (45) :36-57
URL: http://journals.hsu.ac.ir/jarhs/article-1-1632-en.html
Tehran University , apoura@ut.ac.ir
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The compact city as a tool to limit energy consumption and urban sprawl is a key element in the sustainable city debate. The purpose of this research is Identify and investigate the drivers to use the compact city in Ahvaz city. The present research is applied in terms of purpose and in terms of descriptive-analytical method. The statistical population includes 10 city managers and researchers in Ahvaz. The ANP technique has been used as a tool to prioritize the drivers. The results show that the population growth driver has earned the highest rating and then respectively located low building density in the city, increased migration, long distances from services and commercial centers, need for housing, More spatial disintegration, internal deterioration, hot weather, the presence of vacant lands, decreased security due to vacant lands, reduced surveillance and increased crime in suburban areas, pollution due to improper location of heavy polluting industries in urban areas, pollution caused by private cars, inadequate water and sewage services in law-density neighborhoods and suburbs, Increased surface runoff due to expansion of impermeable areas, loss of palms and agricultural lands, cost of construction for the owner, inadequate service of the bus organization in the suburbs, increasing energy costs, high cost of facilities and infrastructure, increasing travel costs, increasing flood vulnerability due to construction along the river, youth population and desire for urban life, young households 'demand for housing, low-income households' desire to live in apartments, the tendency of owners and peddlers to increase the number of floors, inadequate service of taxi drivers in low-density neighborhoods and suburbs, suitable slope for construction, inadequate service of cultural centers in low-density neighborhoods and suburbs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: برنامه ريزي شهري و سنجش از دور
Received: 12/Sep/20 | Accepted: 15/Dec/21 | Published: 20/Dec/21

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