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Distributional planning of educational places in developing cities with case studies
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2016 (English)In: Habitat International, ISSN 0197-3975, E-ISSN 1873-5428, Vol. 51, 168-177 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

This paper illustrates needs for revisions on educational land use policy in developing cities. It discusses the importance of educational spaces when they give services to many people and cover considerable areas of cities. It also states that present urban educational sites faced to problems such as lack of lands, disproportionate distribution in views of family needs, not consistent with other urban functions and lack of accessibility. The first aim is to analyze the distribution pattern of existing educational sites across a case study city and to examine an optimal model to redistribute the schools. The ultimate goal is to give a new map on the spatial distribution of educational sites in tune with new urban needs and development. This research uses an integrated spatial equity evaluation method, which is analytic and descriptive. It uses the Moran’s I index to classify and analyze the collected data. This research uses ArcGIS and AHP (analytic hierarchy process) soft wares as well. The contribution of this research to the problem is twofold. One is highlighting the problems of the existing non-optimal distribution of the schools throughout the city. In addition, this paper proves the need for changes in the land use policy and for allocating adequate and suitable lands to educational spaces aiming at optimal schools’ distribution in the developing cities.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 51, 168-177 p.
Keyword [en]
Distribution pattern, Educational spaces, Iran, Land use policy, Optimal distribution
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180931DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.10.015ISI: 000368219800018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84946398213OAI: diva2:897795

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Available from: 2016-01-26 Created: 2016-01-25 Last updated: 2016-02-24Bibliographically approved

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