Role of Urban Management in Spatial Distribution of Green Lands: A Quantitative Survey in Shiraz, Iran

Mehdi Momeni
2015 Journal of Sustainable Development  
Urban planning and management in economic, social, cultural, health and hygienic, and safety and security fields is one of the main concerns of officials and citizens in each country. Nowadays, the necessity of green lands in cities has become very important. Green lands refine the air and reduce air pollutants, strike ecological balance, and absorb piercing sickening sounds. Today, people are exposed to various psychological turmoil and ailments due to modern industrial life. Since one of the
more » ... . Since one of the criteria for sustainable urban development is paying attention to the equal population distribution, green lands should be managed in such a way that spatial balance is prevailed. Since the city of Shiraz in Iran is located in a semi-arid climatic area, its population has been growing in recent years and efficient management of urban green lands seems vital to address and solve these problems. This study aims to examine the role of urban management in spatial distribution of green lands in a district in the city of Shiraz, Iran. To achieve the aim of the study, a reliable and valid questionnaire was distributed in district 8 in the city of Shiraz. This study is an applied research based on its purpose and analytical-descriptive case study according to its nature. The results of the study show a physical expansion and population increase in this district in recent decades which cause the imbalance between population and green lands and lack of optimal management of green lands in this district. More attention should be paid to sustainable urban development and new plans should be presented for the development and management of green lands.
doi:10.5539/jsd.v8n1p54 fatcat:uqvwemm26zhgnkyx3i2vxiuevi