Analysis of the Amount of Eventful in the 15 Regions of Isfahan Metropolis with Special Reference to Event Infrastructures

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Urban & Regional Planning Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


The metropolis of Isfahan, as a city with rich history and culture, has the potential to host events on a variety of local to international levels. The city could use the opportunity to hold events to attract tourists, stimulate the regeneration of decayed areas, and develop in economic, social and cultural dimensions. However, the prerequisite for holding events and, consequently, benefiting from them, is to provide adequate infrastructure and facilities. Therefore, in this paper after literature review in theoretical and practical part, 23 criteria with regard to infrastructure of the event extract. Then by classifying the above mentioned criteria, the 15 regions of Isfahan metropolis have been ranked and analyzed in terms of having the mentioned infrastructures. This research is in the category of applied studies and is mixed research paradigm (mixture or combination of quantitative and qualitative methods). The required information is obtained from the documentary method by referring to the statistics and government documents and also surveying (observation and questionnaire type). For analyzing the data and ranking the regions, AHP method with Expert Choice software has been used. After extracting the rating map from GIS software, the final results have been analyzed. The results indicate that there is a gap between the metropolitan areas of Isfahan in terms of having the infrastructure of the event, so that most of the infrastructure has accumulated in the central regions, which can be an obstacle for the emergence of the metropolis of Isfahan to the eventful city. In addition, it was also revealed that regions 2, 9, 11, 14 and 15 are in a very bad position and require special attention and placement in the first priority of planning. Regions 7, 10, 12 and 13 are in short supply, are considered as deprived areas and are planned in the second priority. The 4th and 8th areas in the semi-privileged group have a relatively favorable situation and are planned in the third priority. Regions 1, 5 and 6, which are at the optimal level in terms of having the infrastructure of the event, are in the fourth priority, and in the end, region 3 is with a high degree of status, so is more favorable than other regions and is scheduled in the fifth priority. It is worth mentioning that, in general, Iran is not able to comply with the protocol set by the owners of cloud-based events, and therefore hosting large events in the present situation of Iranian society seems impossible. So paying attention to smaller events at the national and local levels and providing the necessary infrastructure for them can provide a suitable field for hosting larger events in the future. It was also revealed that the metropolis of Isfahan needs a special and comprehensive attention to qualitative and quantitative infrastructure development in order to become an eventful city. To this end, provides suggestions for eliminating the exclusion of Isfahan areas from the infrastructure of the event and prioritizing them.


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