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

Document Type : Science - Research


Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz


One of the essential functions in geografialy urban studies by using of spatial and temporal data is urban growth analysis. In this context, urban horizontal expansion can be measured by statistical indicator. The main objective of this article is monitoring of growth of 9 urban areas, quantifying the degree of urban free growth, the degree of uncontrolled urban expansion, and the benefits of urban growth for a period of years 85-91, in the Shiraz city. To achieve this goal, the K-Score Pearson test is used for measuring the degree of city expansion, and Shannon Entropy is used for the degree of city sprawl, and finally the degree of urban growth was surveyed. These dimensions were measured for both the period of 85-91 and 9areas of Shiraz. Results show that the degree of freedom for a period of time is high. In the period of 88-89 observed growth of construction was less than expected. In area 1 the observed growth is equal to the expected growth. By considering the whole city, the general Shannon Entropy also shows concentration. In the end, the analysis of city benefits indicates that Shiraz has experienced a favorable positive city growth in all regions.


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