Identify Potential Suburbs for the Emergence of Informal Settlements
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Mohammadreza Sardari, Raha Pouladi
A long term perspective approach is required to predict where new informal settlements (IS) can be occurred. This paper presents the usage of GIS-based multicriteria land-use suitability analysis to identify potential suburbs for IS growth and tested this analysis the in Qazvin Conurbation in Iran. 17 local experts participated to define criteria and to weigh the growth motives of ISs in AHP process. Five main criteria and 22 sub criteria were defined and two vulnerable areas were recognized.