نوع مقاله : مقاله علمی پژوهشی
1 گروه جغرافیا و برنامه ریزی شهری دانشگاه تبریز
2 جغرافیا و برنامه ریزی شهری دانشگاه تبریز
عنوان مقاله [English]
In different countries, new towns are constructed based on necessity and their functions. Nowadays, making new towns is not of course performed with the aim of realizing the notion of ideal habitation or Utopia, rather decentralization of large cities is its purpose and main goal. Nonetheless, this topic is differently viewed in Iran in comparison with other countries, and its utility and function in Iran is not the same as the real purpose of making new towns in the world. This article studies the country’s population variations in recent decades and considers urban system of the country. It also analyzes the activities of new towns in recent years and eventually argues the necessity to make new towns in Iran. The agreement of this strategy with alternative ones, especially with the strategy of middle cities reinforcement, is argued as well.