Sprawl Growth of Yasuj City, a Barrier to Achieve Sustainable Development
In times past, the Iranian cities were generally built in the areas where there were wide agricultural hinterland and the importance of cities depended greatly upon this factor. But, gradually by developing technology and using technical equipment, the role of this factor diminished and led to the degradation of these lands around these cities. The present paper has been presented with the purpose of assessing and analyzing the innermost development indices to avoid the irregular growth of the city and destroying agricultural lands in order to achieve sustainable development with regard to the social-economic indices, the exploitation of urban lands, the degradation trend of agricultural lands and gardens, and the ecological indices in the regions of Yasuj city. The research type is an applied-developmental research and the methodology is analytical-descriptive. The Geographic Information System (GIS) has been utilized to analyze the indices. The findings show that with regard to the innermost growth indices to avoid the irregular growth of city, Yasuj city, except for little cases, has not benefited from a proper performance for urban sustainable development.
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