عنوان مقاله [English]
The physical development of cities is a dynamic and continuous process that, if unplanned and rapid, will endanger urban systems. Undoubtedly, green space and urban environment are amongst the most important factors in the sustainability of natural and human life in modern urbanization. In addition to the aesthetic role, the green space of the city will be of great help in moderating the air. Meanwhile, the issue of development combined with the need to expand the green space and its locating in the city is inevitable in the future of urban development.
The city of Isfahan has been recognized as one of the most important and beautiful cities in Iran and a place to attract domestic and foreign tourists. One of the main reasons for this is the passage of Zayandeh Rood through the city, which has endowed the city with freshness and greenery.
Regular urban greenery mapping, in addition to the huge cost involved, is also time consuming. Urban green space mapping by satellite imagery, being up-to-date and enjoying time series, is less costly and of higher speed, and can achieve the desired results by performing necessary processes on satellite images using related softwares.
In this investigation, the city of Isfahan has been studied in terms of the urban area and the green space expansion, as well as the trend of population growth and per capita green space during the two years of 1923 and 2007 using existing maps and satellite imagery. Furthurmore, its adaptaion has been analyzed by the GIS analyst system, as well as the development of urban green space, the expansion of the city and its changes.