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Asghari Zamani A, Karimi R. Analysis of the Physical-Social Arrangement of Power in Urban Regions (Case Study: Five Regions of Urmia City). MJSP 2023; 27 (2) :1-27
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1- Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Planning, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
2- PhD Student of Geography and Urban Planning, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran , karimi699@yahoo.com
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Cities as a political unit reflect the main lines of power and economic influence. With the same reason it can be argued that urban spaces are a source of power that consists of diverse physical, economic and social spatial layers. In other words, by recognizing and analyzing the existing patterns in the relationship between power and political organization in the city, urban space and planning, can provide the basis for the efficiency of spatial planning. Therefore, the present research, by studying five zone of the city of Urmia, has sought to analyze the physical-social arrangement of power in the cities by using the mentioned indicators.  The research is applied in nature and the method used is descriptive-analytical and the data are collected through library and field (refer to the departments) studies. In order to accomplish the goal, 15 indicators were selected from various factors, and standardized and analyzed through the geographic information system software. Then, in order to be able to analyze the spatial arrangement of power in the five regions of Urmia, the SECA model was implemented in Lingo software with the optimal value of 0.64 and β= 3. The obtained results show that the most power is in Panj, a residential zone of Urmia. In a way that the area consists of villas, commercial complexes, non-profit model schools, newly built buildings with resistant structures, residence of people with high social status such as doctors, capital owners, engineers, residential complexes.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: civil planning
Received: 2023/04/2 | Accepted: 2023/08/28 | Published: 2023/09/1

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