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1- Department of Urban Design and Planning, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
2- Department of Urban Design and Planning, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran , M.daneshvar@srbiau.aac.ir
3- Associate Professor of Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran
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Today, sustainable placement is one of the main approaches of urban planners and regional planners. The purpose of this study was to design and fit a consolidated model of localization of densely populated areas with emphasis on environmental balance. The purpose of this research is practical and it is a survey-analysis type. At first, according to the theoretical foundations, the research background and interviewing the experts designed the integrated model (basic conceptual model). Then the model was fitted by referring to experts (86 simple). The initial model of the research was investigated and tested using SEM using Smart PLS 2 software. The results showed that the factor loadings of all questionnaire questions were more than 0.4 and were therefore acceptable. The t-values ​​for all questions are greater than 1.96 and are therefore significant at 95% confidence level. On the other hand, environmental equilibrium in locating subtropical regions is affected by 7 criteria and 22 sub criteria, among which environmental quality had the highest impact (path coefficient= 0.5227) and semantic structure (path coefficient = 0.0353) the least. Also, the mean of the common index index was 1.147 and the coefficient of determination (R2) was 0.9184. The overall fit of the model (GOF) was calculated to be 0.55235. In the final study, it was found that all paths have significant coefficients and thus the conceptual model of research was confirmed.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Geography and Urban Planning
Received: 2019/10/15 | Accepted: 2020/02/15 | Published: 1921/03/30

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