(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Simulating the urban growth dimensions and scenario prediction through sleuth model : a case study of Rasht County, Guilan, Iran

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEZHKAM S. (1) ; AMIRI B.J. (1) ; DARVISHEFAT A.A. (1) ; SAKIEH Y. (1) ;
(1) Faculty of Natural Resources, Univ. of Tehran, Karaj, IRAN, REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE D'


In this study, the SLEUTH UGM has been calibrated through a sequential multistage automated method to derive the pattern of urban growth in Rasht County from 1975 up to year 2011. According to the results, successive improvement of the model parameters during the calibration mode indicates applicability of the model for forecasting of future urban growth mechanism until the year 2050. Accordingly, two growth scenarios were developed mainly with the aim of investigating the coefficients’ role in controlling the nature of urban dynamics. Comparison between two forecasted scenarios indicates insignificant difference in total amount of the urban area, which denotes there is a threshold to urbanization and the current trend of urban growth could not be maintained. Finally, we conclude that Rasht County with considerable industrial and agricultural attractions, will witness noticeable expansion from 20,310 ha in 2011, up to 34,745 ha in 2050, accounting to 71 % increase in total area of manmade surfaces


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no5 [pp. 591-604]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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