Archive \ Volume.7 2018 Issue 1

Evaluation and Analysis of Space and Activity Nature in Zabol with an Emphasis on Administrative-Governmental Uses

Gholamali Khammar , Somayyeh Rahdarpoodine

Land and space are the main grounds of all the activities by the citizens and they are considered as instruments required for the actualization of the human wants and wishes; therefore, the use of them as a general, vital and public wealth resource should be planned based on certain principles. The present study aims at the evaluation and analysis of the nature of space and activity (administrative-governmental use) in Zabol. The study uses a descriptive-analytical method and it is based on library and documentary research and field investigations in citywide level in Zabol. In line with this, GIS and Moran Model were used within the format of GeoDa Software to perform spatial analysis and investigate the scattering of administrative-governmental uses of land in Zabol. The calculations carried out using the nearest neighbor mean were indicative of the idea that the urban administrative-governmental land uses are in cluster form and imbalanced in Zabol. The nearest neighbor index was calculated equal to 0.63 and its Z-value, as well, was -10.02. According to the high value obtained for the nearest neighbor and the high value of Z in the analysis, it can be claimed at 99% confidence level that allocation equality and spatial justice have not been observed in administrative-governmental land use scattering in Zabol. Thus, a deep gap is expected to exist between the urban regions in terms of their enjoyment of these uses.