Designing spatial decision support system for sustainable physical development planning in Iranian Geographic Centers

Ahmadi, Freyedon; Ali, Negin; osmani, Layla
July 2011
Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business;Jul2011, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p307
Academic Journal
To make MDGs a reality, especially as it affects the built environment Summed up in the concept of urban physical sustainability, there is a need to rapidly improve the quality of decisions on land use, conversion and urban renewal in developing countries, especially with regards to physical developments. The potential of SDSS in determining optimum sites for physical developments within the built environment was the focus of this study. The SDSS developed took into consideration existing and future planning scenarios with the aim of creating a sustainable built environment. To do this, a framework for capturing existing land use was generated and the SDSS was used to generate physical development expansion scenarios of the payemenoor University. The system facilitated integrated procedures for determining optimal sites for incremental physical development in such a way as to minimize impact on other aspects of development.


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