عنوان مقاله [English]
Human societies in different geographic ranges have changed their environment to different degrees depending on the techniques, culture and natural gifts they enjoy. Ultimately, their dominance and supremacy on the environment has resulted in the creation of landscapes. Settlements are organized within the framework of human-environment interactions and based on the conditions of natural, economic, social, cultural, political-administrative environment.
This study seeks to analyze the settlement system in Eastern and Western villages of Dehloran city and the interaction between district center and its surrounding villages. In this regard, Eastern and Western villages and their relations with Dehloran city, as the district center, are investigated using natural, economic and humanistic data. Due to this geographical links between city and district, any construction plan in city influence district, and social economic development of the district is also reflected in geographic appearance of the city. These link and relations can be evaluated in different ways. Scientific clarification of spatial distribution and dispersion of rural settlements in the past, present and future conditions are important, since they provide a precise and principled understanding of geographic settlements dispersion and factors influencing population consolidation or immigration in a 10-year period. Dehloran city, as one of rural spaces in the country, face problems and issues like shrinking of rural settlements, villages abandonment, rural population decreasing in Western villages, while rural settlements in eastern parts have developed in size and population and these parts face consolidated and productive villages.
As a step toward strengthening the relations between city and village, the present study has been performed based on the foundations of regional studies approach to identify causes of instability in settlements of Eastern and Western Dehloran and understand their strategic relation considering global tendencies toward dynamic regional management in developed countries.