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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-46

Evaluation of Sustainable Development Indicators (Social and Environmental): A Case Study - Parand Industrial Town


1 Department of Environmental Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch, Parand, Iran
2 Department of Health Services Management, College of Management and Social Science, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Fatemeh Razavian
Department of Environmental Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2423-7752.170552

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Introduction: Currently, cities are responsible to provide rapidly growing population with housing, job, and services. In practice, sustainable development approach can be considered in the utilization of natural resources (renewable and nonrenewable), efficient and optimal utilization of resources, less environmental pollution, and sustainable society. Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine the factors effective on indicators of sustainable development and evaluate sustainable development in Parand Industrial Town. Materials and Methods: This study used an applied descriptive survey. Participants of this study included residents of Parand Town. Sample size (384) was calculated by Krejcie and Morgan Table using simple random sampling method. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive and analytic statistics including mean, median, and t-test. Results: Findings showed that sustainable development indicators (social and environmental) were evaluated average and above in Parand Industrial Town. Conclusions: Urban management is recommended to consider the above indicators to promote the development in Parand Town.


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