Integrating of principles of smart growth and infill development strategy for identifying physical capacities for inner development of city (Case study: Region 3 of Tabriz)

Most of the cities in the world are facing with numerous problems due to their fast growing. While it is well-known that increased population is the primary reason for increasing the cities in size, the unreasonable dispersion affects the natural and cultural settings adversely. The present study has descriptive-analytical method and expansion – applied nature. Urban smart growth was investigated and prioritized in the region three of Tabriz metropolitan on the base of geographic information system, so this study has used quantitative and statistical methods such as multiple regression, structural equations and fuzzy multivariate analysis. Data were collected by using documentary studies and field surveys at household level, and according to Cochran formula the sample size was estimated to be 373 households. A total of 26 smart growth indicators were evaluated and categorized in three social, environmental and physical Latent indicators category. The results of the research indicated that all parts of the region of Tabriz metropolitan area have not the same smart growth, among the indicators of the smart growth, with respect to the degree of importance, it can be said that the social index with 66%, the environmental index with 13. 1%, and finally the physical index with the value of 20.8 percent, has explained the smart growth of the whole study region. These results indicate the importance of the social dimension in relation to other dimensions of resilience. Finally, strengthening the influencing indicators based on their priorities was emphasized by offering a number of recommendations.

Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Geography and Development Iranian Journal, Volume:17 Issue:56, 2019
57 - 72  
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