Assessment of the Ecosystem-based and Canvas City Approach Based on Sustainable Development by the Integrated Environmental Method (IEA)

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Urban planing, UAE Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dubai, UAE.

2 Department of Urban Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Architecture and Urban Planning Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Iran.


Statement of the problem:This paper examines the literature on sustainable development, the historical development of natural disaster, the methods of assessing sustainable urban development and its criteria and indicators, especially in Iran, because the theoretical foundations of these discussions in Iran are less well-known. Integrated Environmental Assessment Studies is an entirely new, dynamic, and systematic approach that observe the city and the environment in an ecological mutual cycle, Analyze ecosystem model assessment systems and determine the indicators that are studied and used in each region. It will be paid.In this article, along with understanding of urban environmental issues, the role of urban management in solving environmental problems in urban ecology areas has been studied.
Aims:1.Understanding urban environmental problems and the characteristics of them; 2. Determining the role of urban management in solving environmental problems in urban ecolog; 3. Localization of the integrated conceptual framework in relation to the application of urban management. based on the recognition of environmental characteristics.
Research method:The research method used in this paper based on the type of research is an analytical-exploratory method, based on the nature and method of research of the qualitative method, which has been tried to analyze the content and review of the document library and then the comparison of results are essential.
Conclusion:The findings of this paper show that close monitoring and evaluation of the effects of human activities on environment and its related infrastructure is a major issue. Since there are different methods and indicators for assessing urban sustainability, as discussed in the paper, there is necessity for the development of a micro-urban urbanization which is precise and comprehensive in the form of a conceptual framework. This framework should be able to Integrate with a larger scale assessment tool.


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