Ranking Border Cities in Terms of Enjoying Cultural Programs (Case Study: Sardasht City)

Jamal Mohammadi, Mohammad Rasoli


Cultural service is considered as one of the main elements of cultural development which seems necessary for justification in the distribution of proper models for balanced distribution of services, population and settlements (spatial balance). The objective of the present study is to investigate how the neighborhoods of Sardasht City enjoy cultural indices in order to achieve the degree of inequality of the neighborhoods. The dominant approach over the present study is the descriptive-analytical method. The population of the study is the neighborhoods of Sardasht ranked based on 16 indices. The studied indices were weighted using AHP model and they were ranked in terms of cultural indices using TOPSIS and the map of neighborhoods' development levels was designed employing GIS.

The findings of the research indicate that there is a significant difference among neighborhoods of Sardasht City in terms of enjoying cultural facilities in such a way that the Neighborhood ShivehEbrahim with the score 0.05576 and GahRagehAshan with the score 0.16274 are in the lowest levels and assign to themselves the development property. On the other hand, the Neighborhood Sarcheshmeh with the score 0.61802 is ranked in the highest level and requires the last development priority.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v5i2.6735

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