International Journal of Environmental Research
University of Tehran
Vol. 1, No. 3, 2007, pp. 218-230
Bioline Code: er07028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2007, pp. 218-230
© Copyright 2007 - Graduate Faculty of Environment University of Tehran
Sustainable Urban Growth Management Using What-If?|
Asgary, A.; Klosterman, R. & Razani, A.
This paper examines the application of a GIS based planning support system, What If?™, to evaluate alternative growth policies for sustainable urban growth in a rapidly growing city of Iran. The paper describes the study area, Dorood city, and the What If? Model. It then explains the procedures that were used to obtain the required data and to run the model to Dorood city. The paper concludes by considering the results and implications, which the study has for urban growth management of the city to preserve farmland and accommodate growth in the city.
Sustainable Urban Growth, What-If? Planning Support Systems, Dorood City,Iran
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