MEASURING LAND USES ACCESSIBILITY BY USING FUZZY MAJORITY GIS-BASED MULTICRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS CASE STUDY: MALAYER CITY
- 1Remote Sensing & Environmental Modelling Lab, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany
- 2Dept. of Geography, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Daneshgah, Ardabil, Iran
- 3Geo-information Science and RS Lab, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
- 4Faculty Of Engineering, Putra University, Serdang, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Keywords: Accessibility, Land Use, Fuzzy, GIS, Multicriteria Decision Making
Abstract. Public spaces accessibility has become one of the important factors in urban planning. Therefore, considerable attention has been given to measure accessibility to public spaces on the UK, US and Canada, but there are few studies outside the anglophone world especially in developing countries such as Iran. In this study an attempt has been made to measure objective accessibility to public spaces (parks, school, library and administrative) using fuzzy majority GIS-based multicriteria decision analysis. This method is for defining the priority for distribution of urban facilities and utilities as the first step towards elimination of social justice. In order to test and demonstrate the presented model, the comprehensive plan of Malayer city has been considered for ranking in three objectives and properties in view of index per capital (Green space, sport facilities and major cultural centers like library and access index). The results can be used to inform the local planning process and the GIS approach can be expanded into other local authority domains. The results shows that the distribution of facilities in Malayer city has followed on the base of cost benefit law and the human aspect of resource allocation programming of facilities (from centre to suburbs of the city).