Analysis of Fragility in the Neighborhoods of the Historical Context of Urmia

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Art, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.

2 PhD Student of Geography and Urban Planning, Faculty of Planning and Environmental Sciences, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.


The neighborhoods of the historical context of the cities have been disintegrated over time; So that it has put a lot of pressure on the cities and made them suffer from premature fragility. The aim of this research was to analyze the fragility in 24 neighborhoods of the historical context of Urmia city. The type of research is applied and the research method is descriptive-analytical. The analyzed data were collected through a survey and using a questionnaire from a statistical sample consisting of 30 experts. 14 indicators have been selected based on the opinions of elites and the availability of information, and information layers have been created for them in GIS software. FUCOM method was used to calculate the weight of indicators and CoCoSo decision method was used for data analysis. The results show that in the historical context of Urmia city, 8% of the range is located in the very low fragility zone, 21% in the low fragility zone, 29% in the medium fragility zone, 28% in the high fragility zone and 14% in the very high fragility zone. Darvishlar, Aghdash, Doshabchikhana, Khanbaghi and Khanbabakhan neighborhoods are in the zone of very high fragility, Sahiyeh, Jarchibashi, Tandirchilar, Shurshora and Hezaran neighborhoods are in the high fragility zone, Bazarbash, Argh, Delgosha, Yurdshahi and Nogechar neighborhoods are in the medium fragility zone, Yedidarman, Agh Zamilar, Seyedjavad, Mahdi-ul-Ghadam and Yunjaligh are located in the low fragility zone and Nayeb Asghar, Khatib, Qara-Aghaj and Davchilar neighborhoods are located in the very low fragility zone. 


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