THE STUDY OF MODIFICATIONS IN LAND USAGE IN THE CITY OF SHANDIZ TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL CITY REALIZATIONMohamad Rahim Rahnma and Foruzan Taheri
the goals of this research were to identify land usage trend modifications during 1999-2010 and the direction of these changes. The main methodology of this research was a comparative study of area and main city land usage percentage during the last decade, and to evaluate the amount of usage achievement suggested in the Hadi plan at present. The result of the evaluation and comparison of the main city land usage during 1999 (the vision of the suggested ten year Hadi plan) to 2010 (current situation) indicates that during the past ten years the construction volume increased in such a way that in 1999 there was only 187.43 hectares of residential area; however, in 2010 the residential area usage was modified to 994.26 hectares. So, in the last ten years 806.83 hectares was added to residential areas, which is an average increase of 80 hectares of residential area annually, while the average population growth during this decade was 4.89%. Also, the most land usage allocation was leisure with 49.76%, which indicates that the strategy of those who prepared the Hadi Plan for Shandiz was towards tourism. Due to unbefitting usage of existing land and severe usage modifications in recent years and the destruction of orchards and agricultural lands, which was 25.61% and 72% respectively in 2010, there are now problems in balanced and sustainable development and negative effects on the quality of life in the city.
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