A study of implementation of good urban governance: A case study of Qaraghaj city

Document Type : Original Article


1 Professor, Department.of Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 MSc, Department of Geography and Urban Planning, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.


The current research intends to study the implementation of good urban governance. A descriptive-analytical research method was used and a questionnaire was employed for data collection. The population included the city of Qaraghaj and the sample included 361 citizens who were selected using Cochran formula. In order to evaluate the variables and reliability of the questions, Cornbach alpha was applied with a value of 0.904 which has always been estimated as more than 0.7. To measure Qaraghaj city in terms of indices for good urban governance, the following six criteria were included: responsibility and accountability, transparency, participation, justice, efficiency, effectiveness and law abiding. Likert scale was used to evaluate the variables. In order to analyze the data, SPSS and t-test were used. The results showed that the value of all criteria for good urban governance is lower than the average of Likert value. Thus, it should be said that Qaraghaj city has gotten an undesirable level of governance in terms of those criteria.


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