Rural hierarchy cleavage analysis based on development indicators

Document Type: Original Article


Some of the most important characters in convenience are economic, social equity and optimal distribution of facilities of development among people in societies. Planners are, in different societies in direction for decreasing inequity and poverty, designing many plans. Fundamental steps in design' planning for capturing these goals is paying more attention to plans with an approach to reality in society. With a sufficient knowledge and diagnosis about real situation, we cannot be successful in planning. The goal of this paper is analysis of the Iran spatial organization with formation of classification for development. The kind of research is developmental and our method is analytical-description. This research used many important Indexes and various elements with statistical analysis. The technique used is in the form of multidimensional statistics that is cluster analysis. The conclusion with 14 in indexes show that 46 rural Areas are developed in Iran, 130 provinces of rural areas are in the process of development, and 63 provinces of rural Areas from Iran are underdeveloped. These conclusions could help the planners and managers for strategic planning in facing with problems in rural Areas in Iran.