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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences
Title The Study of the Environmental Sustainability of Rural Housing in Lorestan province, Iran
Author(s)
Volume 5
Issue 6
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 71-84
URL http://hrmars.com/hrmars_papers/The_Study_of_The_Environmental_Sustainability_of_Rural_Housing_in_Lo​restan_province,_Iran.pdf
Abstract
The present study has assessed the environmental sustainability of rural housing in terms
of quantitative and qualitative indicators, according to the latest information resources from
the Statistical Center of Iran and the Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution, together with
analytical and technical methods. Data collection was conducted using TOPSIS method, the
coefficient of dispersion, and cluster analysis. Results from the TOPSIS method, which was used
for analyzing the application of environmental indicators of rural housing, show that the CLi
values of this index in the cities of Dorood and Aligoodarz are 0.461376 and 0.103033,
respectively. Delfan, Azna, and Khoramabad, as wealthier cities, are next in the ranking,
following the city of Dorood. The CLi values obtained from environmental measures of rural
housing reveals the existence of gaps and divergence between the cities of Lorestan province.
Coefficient of dispersion indicators show that the ratio of housing with appropriate sewage
system (wastewater) by a factor of 1.153702734 has the highest coefficient of dispersion and
the ratio of housing with appropriate sewage system (toilet) with a coefficient of determination
of 0.02354327 has the lowest coefficient of dispersion among the indicators. The results show
that the environmental indicators in the cities such as Aligoodarz, Poldokhtar, and Koohdasht,
where there are livestock activities, are in more unsustainable situation, as compared to other
cities of the province.

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