In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Association For Environmental Assessment (IAEA)

Document Type : Science - Research


In the present paper, status of the urban network in the provinces of Khorasan, North Khorasan, Razavi and South are studied and thoroughly assess the degree of balance or imbalance has been determined. The aim of this study was to evaluate the spatial relationship between urban network Khorasan provinces and cities are each other. Method used in this study was a descriptive – analytical. The results indicate that in the northern province is governed by a town or city center and This has led to a relative balance in the structure of space. While the level of the Khorasan Razavi Province, the first rule is Mashhad. South Khorasan is relatively balanced urban network based on entropy method. Because this is not the Metropolis of Mashhad in this province, such as first class city in the province is located in the central cities. Implementing policies to achieve this balanced urban network Expansion of infrastructure investments in small and medium towns and implementation of appropriate policies to attract them. With the implementation of these programs can be a big difference in the size of towns and cities in an urban system that reduces low rating. And effective step toward narrowing development gap between urban and balancing network in major cities and small towns in the middle is considered.


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