Evaluate the quality of life based on the city prosperity index in Maku Free Zone
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In the 21st century, cities are facing much confusion. Being introduced by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (2012), the city prosperity model proposes a new approach to urban prosperity and sustainability and seeks a fundamental solution to improve the quality of life. The present study is aimed to evaluate and measure the city prosperity in Maku Free Zone based on the quality of life component. This research is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-analytical in terms of nature. 22 sub-criteria have been used by referring to studies and field document reviews regarding the subject and purpose of the research. The data has been standardized for analysis and Shannon's entropy method has been used to weight each index. Then, urban prosperity has been scored for each of the cities in Maku Free Zone using the TOPSIS model. Maku (Iran) with a coefficient of 0.824 and rank 1 has the highest prosperity in terms of the urban quality component, and Shoot and Poldasht cities have the lowest urban quality with a coefficient of 0.212 and 0.142 and ranks 2 and 3, respectively. The results obtained from TOPSIS show that more facilities and services are concentrated in the center of the region, Maku; thus, the inequality and gap between the cities of the region can be observed with a considerable difference, which should be improved by providing appropriate solutions to the development of deprived cities this should be prioritized in the development plans of the Maku Free Zone.

Journals of Urban Development studies, Volume:5 Issue: 17, 2023
101 to 120
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