Selection of appropriate criteria in urban forestry (Case study: Isfahan city, Iran)

https://doi.org/10.17221/65/2013-JFSCitation:Mohammadi Z., Mohammadi Limaei S.: (2014): Selection of appropriate criteria in urban forestry (Case study: Isfahan city, Iran). J. For. Sci., 60: 487-494.
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The aim of this study is to select appropriate criteria such as ecology, economy, social and aesthetic for plantation in Isfahan city, Iran. In order to do this research, 19 questionnaires were distributed among the experts at the study area in 2013. Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique as a multi-criteria decision making was used for evaluation of urban forestry at this research. Expert Choice software was used for analysis. The results showed that the ecological criterion has the highest weight for urban forestry at Isfahan city and the aesthetic criterion has the lowest priority for urban forestry at the study area. According to the judgments of the decision makers, results also showed that the large parks have the highest priority for urban forestry and street margins have the lowest priority for urban forestry and green space.  
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