Analyzing the Distribution of Public Land Use Zone from the Spatial Justice Perspective (Case study: 10 Districts of Shiraz Metropolis)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D Student, Urban Designer, Islamic Azad University of Safashahr Branch, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Ph.D., Department of Geography, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.


In today’s cities, a primary objective of the distribution of public land use zones is to achieve spatial justice. This descriptive-analytical research aimed to analyze the inequalities in the distribution of public land use zones in Shiraz, Iran, from the spatial justice perspective based on library and field studies and with the help of GIS. The distribution of land use zones that accommodate urban services over the studied area was analyzed in a comparative fashion. After examining the disparities in the distribution of different types of public land use, it was found that the studied area has a better condition in terms of office, tourism and hospitality land uses than in terms of other land uses. Unfortunately, sports, education, and utility land uses were found to be in critical condition. The results showed that in Shiraz, district 1 has the highest public land use per capita and districts 4 and 5 have the worst condition in this respect. This suggests a lack of order in the spatial distribution of zones, especially in relation to population and land use.


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