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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 10)
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Providing a Model for Measuring the Sustainable Development in Cities (Case Study: Mashhad city)

Shadi Javaher Ghalam
Corresponding Author:  Shadi Javaher Ghalam 

Key words:  Development indicators, sustainable development, urban development patterns, urbanization, , ,
Vol. 5 , (10): 556-566
Submitted Accepted Published
July 05, 2012 August 15, 2012 October 20, 2013

This applied study collects descriptive information by Delphi survey method as well as investigating in the field of significant correlation or lack of correlation of main hypotheses which have also the sub-hypotheses. The Main hypothesis is to have a significant correlation between the indicators of urbanization in Mashhad city and the sustainable development. Statistical sampling is done randomly and by using Cochran's formula. In this study, Kolmogorov and Smirnov test has been used in order to determine significant correlation between the independent and dependent variables and also the sub-hypotheses test by Pearson correlation coefficient method has been used. Moreover, in this study the factor analysis based on new and advanced method of structural equation (Partial Least Squares) PLS has been used in order to analyze and investigate the important coefficients and factors, estimate the coefficients of independent variables and even determine the effectiveness of each of the independent variables on each other. As a result of this research a significant correlation between the urbanization indicators and sustainable development is calculated and finally the suggestions are provided in order to continue and develop this study.
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Shadi Javaher Ghalam, 2013. Providing a Model for Measuring the Sustainable Development in Cities (Case Study: Mashhad city).  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(10): 556-566.
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