International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

Evaluating and Land-use locating of City Parks Using Network Analysis (Case Study: Mashhad Metropolis, Iran)
Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghian, Hossein Aghajani

Abstract
This paper identifies effective criteria in locating urban parks land use in district 9 of Mashhad metropolis of Iran. This recognition is in three scale of neighborhood, local and regional parks by principles of minimum distance and sustainable development criteria. The main purpose is to surveying the potential of building new parks. Therefore, by descriptive-analytical research method, first we survey the lack of existing status of the parks and then six criteria for building new parks are selected. To this end, Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) was used and, for the purpose of managing optimal land-use location finding, data analysis along with overlaying and combining the data layers was conducted through Network Analysis in GIS. The results show that urban park land use is 1.3 m2 per capita so for achieving the proposed standard of master plan (2.62 m2) about 52.8 hectares should be added to parks area.

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