An Analysis of Urban Smart Growth Indictors (With an Emphasis on Compactness, Accessibility and Environment) Case Study: Piranshahr City, Iran


The concept of “smart growth” was become popular by Parris Nelson Glendening from 1994 to 2003. The main emphasis of smart growth is on mix land use and the design of compact buildings which produce high densities together with lower environmental effects. The current research aims at investigating urban smart growth indexes based on three indexes of compactness, environment and access to districts and neighborhoods of Piranshahr City, Urmia. The main research method is descriptive-analytical and it is dome through ANP, GIS and Heldren and Shannon’s Entropy Models. The finding of this research shows that the Piranshahr city is not of appropriate position in terms. From the point of physical growth this city has developed in term of  sprawl growth, in terms of the index of green space the standard of individual green space has not been observed, and finding in term of access to the public transportation this index do not cover the whole city.

Keywords: Piranshahr City., Planning, Smart Growth, land use

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