Survey of the Livability of Suburban Villages (Case study: Dorodfaraman Village, Kermanshah)

Document Type : Thesis Article


1 MSc. Student, Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.


The concept of livability is one of the new concepts in the field of rural planning that has been considered following the quality of life in rural areas. The basis of proper planning to increase the level of the livability of villages around the city is not enough to discuss the vulnerability of these areas and it is necessary to know the livability status of these villages. Because by correctly identifying the indicators of livability and the factors affecting it, the existing problems in these villages can be solved to some extent and their viability can be improved and the conditions for sustainable development can be provided. The purpose of this study is to investigate the viability of villages in the Dorodfaraman district, Kermanshah city. This research is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-analytical in terms of nature, which has been done using survey method and questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software. Shannon and Copras entropy model has also been used to rank the studied villages in terms of livability status. The statistical population of the study includes 20 villages inhabited by the Droudfaraman rural district, which was determined using Cochran's formula with a sample size of 459 people. The results show that the living conditions in the villages of Dorodfaraman rural district are at a low level and also the villages of this rural district were ranked in three levels of favorable, average and unfavorable, which have more favorable conditions than other villages. Dehpahn, Shahrakesanati Faraman, Bijaneh, Gakiyh, Mourian  and the rest do not have very favorable conditions.


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