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Analysis of Spatial Inequalities in Tehran Metropolis

Journal: International Journal of Innovation in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 1-11

Keywords : urban sustainable development; Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP); Spatial Inequalities; Tehran Metropolis;

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Purpose: Nowadays, Spatial and social inequalities are universal and expanding phenomenon. Identification and spatial analysis of social, economic and ecological inequalities in metropolises is one of the essential and basic proceeding for planning and achieving urban sustainable development. Aims to reviews the quality of spatial differentiations between the 374 neighborhoods of Tehran metropolis. Methodology: The method of the research is descriptive-analytic. To identify regions' development levels in Tehran, 10 sub-criteria in the form of 3 main criteria were used. With Using of AHP method and EXPERT CHOISE software each criteria and sub-criteria mutually were compared relative to each other, evaluated, and scored. Finally, by the method of hierarchical clustering, Tehran metropolis neighborhoods in terms of ranking of development at five levels of developed, relatively developed, medium developed, less developed, and underdeveloped regions, were clustered and in the Arc GIS settings were displayed as a map. Findings: The result of the indicators review shows that Tehran metropolis lacks socio-physical unity and spatial differentiations between the north and south of it remain still as the main feature of the spatial structure of Tehran metropolis. Originality/Value: The present study believes that the continuance of the current procedure, not only in Tehran but also at the national level is the main challenge over the way to achieve urban sustainable development and a good city.

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