• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 9, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

An analysis of urban system with emphasis on entropy model (Case study: the cities of East Azerbaijan Province)


Nowadays, strong concentration of population and comprehensive facilities and resources in the capital cities and some other metropolises has encountered the countries with many problems, some of which represent many third world countries' problems. For this reason the concept of urban system can be investigated from various aspects. This article aims to include an analysis of urban systems among cities of East Azerbaijan during the time period of 50 years (1957-2007). Some of the problems are the manner of population distribution in the cities, quality of interactions and connection of these areas in urban network, organizing and equilibrating the urban space. Due to the urbanization of this region and high density of Tabriz population and facilities compared with other cities, East Azerbaijan province also faces different challenges. Using quantitative-analytical method, common techniques and models, the research results indicated that population establishment in urban regions is not distributed equally or in a balanced form. The reasons for such findings can be the rise of small and insignificant towns in the urban network of the province and the intense population concentration in Tabriz.
Keywords: Urban primacy, entropy, spatial equilibrium, urban system.


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