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

Document Type : Science - Research


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Professor, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.


In recent years, due to the upward growth of the elderly population in the world, this issue has become one of the focus points of researchers. The issue of optimizing social urban structures is the most basic issue in studies related to the elderly in the field of urban planning. In this research, the indicators of measuring the infrastructure of the elderly-friendly city in the metropolis of Mashhad have been examined. The research method is descriptive-analytical, which was implemented using the survey method. According to the structure of the questionnaires, the statistical population of the research consisted of experts in the urban area, health and hygiene services, psychological services and transportation and information technology in Mashhad city. The sample size was determined using Cochran's formula of 100 people. The research samples were selected using a simple random method. The research data was collected using the standard questionnaire of the World Health Organization. According to the results of the research, Mashhad city is not in a good condition for the elderly in the indicators of housing, outdoor spaces and buildings, community support and health services, civic participation and employment. Also, according to Friedman's test, the average rating of open space and buildings index in the city of Dostdar Salamand has the highest priority, and the communication and information index has the lowest priority among the indicators. The achievement of this research is the precise recognition of the shortcomings of Mashhad participation and employment. metropolis compared to the standard scales of the elderly-friendly city. New high-yielding and quick-yielding solutions that have not been used in this metropolis so far have been presented to raise the standard level of housing indicators, outdoor spaces and participation and employment have been provided.


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