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 CUS  Vol.5 No.3 , September 2017
Ranking the Satisfaction of Housing in Rural Settlements around Tehran Metropolitan, Iran
Abstract:
One of the basic aspects of human welfare is living in a suitable house which is satisfying and is in harmony with the conditions of natural environment, society, culture, economy and the functional situation of the rural settlements. So, lack of attention to this condition, demand and techniques of rural residents in the policy making, planning house development in the process of rural development, will lead to challenges and formation of negative conceptions and reducing the satisfactory level of the rural residents from housing category. In order to recognize satisfaction level from housing condition, the present study intends to rank rural focuses on rural Settlements around Tehran metropolitan based on their residents’ satisfaction rate of the house by using VIKOR multi-criteria decision-making model. The research methodology is descriptive-analytic on 400 families as random samples versus the size of the households in 40 random sample villages from the total desert territory villages in Tehran. The present study evaluates the components of rural residents’ satisfaction from housing based on 6 indexes of hygienic, economic, installation and house internal components, physical, welfare, safety which are evaluated in the format of 23 items. Within the process of the present study after calculating the relative degree importance of each index is evaluated. The results of the study show that Talebabad Village as one of the villages of this territory owns the highest satisfaction level referred to: R = 0.822, S = 0.046, Q = 0.022 and Mahmoudabad Village owns the lowest satisfaction level in the desert territory based on the indexes referred to: R = 0.585, S = 0.045, Q = 0.476.
Cite this paper: Sabet, N. and Mirvahedi, N. (2017) Ranking the Satisfaction of Housing in Rural Settlements around Tehran Metropolitan, Iran. Current Urban Studies, 5, 275-289. doi: 10.4236/cus.2017.53015.
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