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Evaluating housing in urban planning using TOPSIS technique: cities of Isfahan province

Izadi Maliheh (), Vardanjani Mehdi Jafari () and Varesi Hamidreza ()
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Izadi Maliheh: University of Isfahan, Faculty of Geography, Department of Urban Planning, Isfahan, Iran
Vardanjani Mehdi Jafari: Technical and Vocational University (TVU), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mohajer, Isfahan Branch, Isfahan, Iran, Isfahan, Iran
Varesi Hamidreza: University of Isfahans, Faculty of Geography, Department of Urban Planning, Isfahan, Iran

Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 2021, vol. 51, issue 51, 25-34

Abstract: The indices of housing serve as an important tool in planning for housing, in that they allow the parameters affecting housing to be recognised and any planning process to be facilitated. The purpose of the study is to investigate and to evaluate the housing situation in cities of Isfahan province. The study is applied and descriptive-analytic in terms of method. Thirty-nine indices were collected in the housing sector. Then the rate of prosperity and ranking of the cities were evaluated by TOPSIS method. Prosperity is defined here as an important index of housing that reflects the welfare of residents. The cities were then categorised into six levels of prosperity: Very important, Important, Partially important, Moderate, Poor and Very poor. The results from the study indicate an imbalance in the studied indices between the cities, and a clear disparity between the levels of prosperity in the cities, and the only city in the very prosperous group is Isfahan, with a rate of 0.813.

Keywords: Spatial analysis; Housing indices; Isfahan province cities; Shannon entropy; TOPSIS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.2478/bog-2021-0002

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