Analysis of the Regional Development Status and Spatial Disparities in Yazd Province, Iran

Authors(2) :-Keramat-Allah Ziari, Ramin Ghorbani

It is more than two decades that policy makers, planners and pundits in Iran have considered the different methods of planning such as regional and land use planning. However, in economic and social fields, only one or two regions have been responsible for income and national production. Spatial inequalities originate from two main contexts: first, the natural conditions of each geographical region and second the decisions of economic policy makers and planners. Yazd province is one of the central provinces of Iran that is 8^th and ?23?^th province of Iran (among 31 provinces) in terms of area and population respectively. In this article, more than 160 variables and 13 development indices were provided to analyze the condition of regional development and spatial inequalities in Yazd province. Then, the condition of intra-regional inequalities was zoned and its values was calculated using Fuzzy C-Mean Clustering and Kriging methods. The analysis of regional development in Yazd province shows that the severe centralization of capital, population and facilities in the central (and close to the center of the province) corridors and following the pattern of growth pole have led to the fruition of this section, the mustiness of other sections, and spatial inequalities in access to facilities and services in the province. however, natural and geographical limitations have also provoked this problem.

Authors and Affiliations

Keramat-Allah Ziari
Geography and urban Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Ramin Ghorbani
Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Regional Development, Spatial Inequalities, Population and Activity, Fuzzy C-Mean Clustering, Yazd Province.

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | May-June 2017
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Keramat-Allah Ziari, Ramin Ghorbani, " Analysis of the Regional Development Status and Spatial Disparities in Yazd Province, Iran, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.539-553, May-June-2017.
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