Analysis of the pattern of spatial-local distribution of green space (case study of Mehr city in Iran)

Type Journal Article - Indian J. Sci. Res
Title Analysis of the pattern of spatial-local distribution of green space (case study of Mehr city in Iran)
Volume 8
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 197-202
URL Word - new paper.pdf
Although city dwelling has brought welfare and comfort to the humans, it has been accompanied by unwanted
consequences too. The growth in population has created issues such as problems in traffic, different forms of urban pollutions
(sound, air, and water pollution), devastation of environment, cultural and social issues and many other problems. Such
problems have compelled the planners and authors to think of finding solutions. Among possible solutions, parks and green
spaces are appropriate to solve the environmental issues and change the urban environment to a habitable place for citizens,
because of protecting urban social systems and providing ecosystemic services. Severe shortage of urban open space is sensed
notably in Mehr city which is studied in this paper. Based on the findings of this research, the total per capita green space of
this city populated with 6307 individuals was 0.77 m
in 2006. This is far from the standard set by Ministry of Housing and
Urbanization which defines an appropriate green space of 12 m2
per person. In the meantime its spatial distribution is
imbalanced and inappropriate as the green space per person in district 1 is 1.58 m2
, while districts 3 and 5 which make up%
24.89 of the city’s population and% 23 of its total area have no green space. The present research has been carried out based
on descriptive-analytical method using various statistics. The available information shows that despite the national and
international standards provided for green space per person, the area of green space in Mehr city is very low with imbalanced
spatial distribution in five districts of Mehr city. The city is facing much insufficiency in this regard.

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