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Volume 2, Issue 1 (8-2013)
Whenever development in spatial
aspect could provide some certain guidelines for convenient and just
satisfaction of service needs of residents, it could be a sustainable one. In
this study, by recognizing the pattern of development spatial distribution in
Khusetan cities, we try to find out whether they are in a sustainable path or not.
The study is a practical one and based on a descriptive-analytical method. Our
data have been gathered from Statistical Annual of Khusetan in 2011. The
results suggest that development spatial distribution in Khusetan cities are
not according to the goals and principles of sustainable development. All
analyses show that development spatial distribution in the province is so
unequal and completely against the spatial justice rendered by sustainable
development. Inequality has been occurred in different levels Inequality
between Ahvaz (center of province) and surrounding cities, between populous and
thinly populated cities of the province, and inequality between northern and
southern cities in one side and eastern and western ones in the other side.
Besides, the current pattern of development in the province is against the
wholistic view and systematic conduct of sustainable development in a way that
sectional view of spatial development is so clear and evident.
Masoud Hajizadeh, Hamed Sayarkhalaj, Kaveh Shokohifar,
Volume 3, Issue 3 (2-2015)
One of the social problems on Yazd is the environment and if this problem cannot be controlled, it becomes a crisis and decreases the outcomes of developmental benefits. This problem is mainly caused by industrial development, geographical, climatic conditions, and dehydration. This paper focuses on the socio-cultural namely cultural capital, religiosity, life style and mass media use with environmental behaviors among citizens in Yazd. This is survey research and the population consisted of citizen in Yazd for whom 384 individuals were selected through random cluster sampling. Data collection technique was a questionnaire that has a suitable validity and reliability. The results showed that the environment factor was significantly related to cultural capital and lifestyle. There is a significant difference between men and women in environmental behaviors, too. However, age, marital status, mass media use, religiosity, education and environmental behaviors do not have a significant relationship. The results of regression analysis showed that the adjusted coefficient of determination for all the independent variables was equal to 0.278, meaning that all these variables could explain approximately 28 percent of the variation of the dependent variable (environmental factors).
Dr. Sadreddin Taheri, Dr. Zohreh Soltanmoradi,
Volume 9, Issue 1 (7-2020)
Due to various continuing social, environmental, and economic challenges facing contemporary Iran, striving for sustainable development is our first serious and undeniable national need; and achieving sustainable development depends on our effort to recount the historical experiences. The main purpose is to measure the Sustainability of development during the period of Shah Abbas I Safavid. This study is historical research with an analytic approach. The authors have used the TBL framework to evaluate the success rate of Shah Abbas I. Based on the results obtained in this paper, the strengths of his management strategies can be categorized in three sections, as follows: social (securing the country, avoiding religious and ethnic prejudices, legal protection of minorities, etc.), environmental (successful management of water resources, water sensitive urban design, transferring economic orientation from agriculture to trade, etc.) and also economic (permanent support for craftsmen and traders, reconstruction and securing the roads network, creating economic security, etc.). By implementing these management policies, he succeeded in achieving sustainable development, that its benefits continued until four decades after his death. Learning from historical experiences, like what was discussed in this article, can be a path out of the current situation.
Farahnaz Sardarzahi, Golamreza Miri,
Volume 10, Issue 1 (8-2021)
The present study has attempted to explore the effective social factors (humanitarian factors) on sustainable development in four spectra including promoting, inhibitory, internal, and external factors among native inhabitants of the city of Chabahar. Nineteen indicators were studied in order to identify the main factors. Also a questionnaire containing 100 questions was distributed among 318 native inhabitants. The reliability value of the questionnaire was 0.75. Regarding data analysis, the KMO and Bartlett's test of sphericity were used for determining the adequacy and selection of proper data. Finally, thirteen factors and thirty nine items assessing the status of these factors among the native residents of Chabahar were extracted and named as follows: the internal promoting social factors (four general indicators and two indicators specific to the people with work experience) resulting to the sum of the total varience equal to %73.341, including “social trust” (low) , “social participation” (intermediate), “interpersonal trust” (intermediate), “collective spirit” (high), and “job commitment” (intermediate); the internal inhibitory factors (sum of total varience equal to (%65.602) including “restricting women’s independence” (low), “religious fanaticism” (low), and “racial distinction” (relatively low); the external promoting factors (sum of total varience equal to (%61.920) including “political freedom and social opportunities” (low), “justice-centeredness” (very low), and “ensure transparency” (low); the external inhibitory social factors (sum of total varience equal to (%59.784) including “inefficiency of rules” (high) and “ethnic discrimination” (high)