عنوان مقاله [English]
This research is aimed at a comparative analysis of Ilām city zones from the viewpoint of new urbanists, using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method. This research was applied in terms of its objectives, field research according to the degree and rate and of control, and descriptive in terms of monitoring data. Also, from among the descriptive methods, survey has been used. The data was collected through the structured interview, and a questionnaire with 9-point preference scale, adopted by Thomas L. Saaty. The target population in this study included the administration and urban planning experts in Ilām city, from which 12 experts were chosen as the research sample, using purposive sampling method. Benchmarks were obtained using the literature review. Based on this, the criteria of density increase in the context, observing the continuous traffic network, existence of the different types of housing, the existence and maintenance of traditional structures’ reinforcement, the existence of open green spaces and parking lots, public transportation, security in urban contexts, mixed uses and attention to the walkability category were selected as the new urbanism criteria. Data was analyzed using “Expert choice” software, “AHP” method and sensitivity analysis. Findings showed that on the basis of new urbanism criteria, zone 1 obtained most of the points with the final weight of 0.441, and therefore has higher priority, compared to other zones of Ilām city. Zone's 2 and 3 were the next priorities, with weights 0/326 and 0/147, respectively and zone 4 with final weight of 0/085 has the fourth priority.