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Investigating Healthy City Indices in the Zone 2 of Qom City
Sedighe Alizadeh , Ali Mehdi, Masome Mahdian bahnamiri
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Today the majority of cities encountered with increasing level of negative consequences due to rapid urban growth which threatening the overall health of the citizens.  So the idea of healthy city has captured wide attention in the contemporary urban literature and has high capacity for further studies. This research aimed to study the main indices of healthy city in the zone 2 of Qom with its high migrant oriented growth. The methodology of the research is based on descriptive and analytical methods and the required data was collected by conducting a field work to complete the given questionnaires. The main questions concentrated on the socio-economic and physical issues such as environmental health, land use and the quality of accessibility to services, urban furniture, urban aesthetics, social security, and housing.  The data were processed using SPSS. The findings of the research were analyzed by applying different statistical tests such as T- test, Tukey, One tailed ANOVA. The results revealed that the given indices have not been corresponded with healthy city standards in the whole area especially in the 3 and 4 districts of the zone 2. It can be concluded that the poor socio-economic and cultural status of the residents combined with the inappropriate management of urban authorities exacerbated the situation in the study area. 

Keywords: Healthy City, Quality of Life, Physical Indices, Accessibility, Qom.
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Received: 2012/12/10 | Accepted: 2013/04/24 | Published: 2013/06/20
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alizadeh S, mehdi A, mahdian bahnamiri M. Investigating Healthy City Indices in the Zone 2 of Qom City. scds. 2012; 1 (2) :76-99
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مجله علمی پژوهشی مطالعات توسعه اجتماعی فرهنگی Quarterly Journal of Socio - Cultural Development Studies
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