AN IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH TO SPATIAL PLANNING IN IRAN CASE STUDY: THE SOUTH ALBORZ MACROREGION

Masoud Taghvaei, Hasan Beik, Nader Zali, Mitra Kasaei

Abstract

Despite being in existence for over seven decades, spatial planning policies in Iran have not been implemented and no serious volition to adopt their general approaches was observed. This study identifies the effective factors of the spatial planning implementation approach in the macroregion around south Alborz. By adopting the Delphi technique, a cross-impact matrix and data analysis using MICMAC software, the impact of these factors on the non-implementation of spatial planning in Iran was investigated. The results show that the existence of a central planning system, the dominance of economic and sectoral planning, the lack of integrated land-planning system are among the effective factors in the spatial planning approach in Iran. Therefore, suitable solutions to eliminate the drawbacks are proposed.

Keywords

Implementation approach, spatial planning, South Alborz Macroregion (Iran), MICMAC software

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