The distribution of public services from the perspective of sustainable spatial equality in the Tabriz Metropolitan in Iran

  • Nader Zali University of Guilan
  • Mohammad Rahimpoor Payam noor University of Tabriz
  • Saeid Saed Benab payam noor University of Tabriz
  • Mehrnaz Molavi University of Guilan
  • Saber Mohammadpour University of Guilan
Keywords: Spatial equality, Distribution of services, Accessibility, sustainability, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

One of the most prominent consequences of rapid urbanization has recently been the disintegrated distribution of municipal services which predisposes inequality in citizens' benefiting from these services. Therefore, the city planners and managers' main goal must be to achieve the ideal of 'equality of opportunities' to help different groups of urban population have access to public services and eliminate conflicts in the provision of opportunities. In the present descriptive-analytical study, after specifying the indicators, ten regions of Tabriz are ranked in terms of the distribution of municipal services using three different methods (per capita land use, accessibility and residents' idea) and action priorities are presented for each region. The results of this study show that Tabriz has an inappropriate spatial distribution of public services and the population is incompatible with the distribution of services. Region 8 is in a good condition compared to the other while region 7 and 9 has a poor distribution of public services.

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Author Biographies

Nader Zali, University of Guilan

Associate professor of Urban Planning department at the University of Guilan. He was Dean of Research and Technology in the Faculty of Art and Architecture from 2009 to 2014. From 2014 he was Head of Department of Urban Planning at University of Guilan to now. He is representative of Guilan University in the organization of Roads and Urban Development at Guilan Province. His educational background are as follows:

BS: Social Planning, University of Shiraz, 1994-1998

MSc: Urban and regional Planning, University of Shiraz, 1998-2000 

PhD: Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tabriz, 2005- 2009

He was also Research Fellow in Regional Development Foresight, University of UTM, Malaysia, in 2009.

Mohammad Rahimpoor, Payam noor University of Tabriz

Rahimpoor received B.A in urban planning from Payam Noor University of Tabriz, october, 2015.

He is Urban planning and development advisor,member of Iranian society of urban planer(ISUP), Design Tabriz tourism map  in 2015.

Saeid Saed Benab, payam noor University of Tabriz

Saed benab received B.A in urban planning from PayamNoor University of Tabriz, october, 2015.

He is Urban planning and development advisor, member of Iranian society of urban planer(ISUP), Design Tabriz tourism map in 2015.

Mehrnaz Molavi, University of Guilan

Assistant professor of Urban Planning at the University of Guilan. His educational background are as follows:

BS: Architecture, University of Shahid Beheshti University, 1992

MSc: Urban Design, University of Tehran, 1996 

PhD: Urban Planning, University of Tehran, 2001

Saber Mohammadpour, University of Guilan

Assistant professor of Urban Planning at the University of Guilan. He was Dean of Research and Technology in the Faculty of Art and Architecture from 2016 to now. His educational background are as follows:

BS: Urban Geography, University of Shahid Beheshti University, 2003-2007

MSc: Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tehran, 2008-2011 

PhD: Geography and Urban Planning, University of Shahid Beheshti, 2011- 2015

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Published
2016-12-28
How to Cite
Zali, N., Rahimpoor, M., Saed Benab, S., Molavi, M., & Mohammadpour, S. (2016). The distribution of public services from the perspective of sustainable spatial equality in the Tabriz Metropolitan in Iran. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 9(3), 287-304. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/3976