عنوان مقاله [English]
City is considered as one of the human-made phenomena in the environment, created with the aims of settlement, livelihood provision, social and economic relations and so on, but these are not considered as urban aims. The man has provided his own environment and has begun to live in it. Cities should be based on the role and responsibilities they have in their region, and be developed in all aspects in a manner that minimizes their negative effects. Therefore, urban planning needs to be implemented in such a way that settlements and organizational patterns and the type of human activities be looked upon as a large community. Therefore, the main goal is based on the principle that urban planning be coherent. The urban hierarchy, according to a definition, is the classification of cities located in a geographical area based on population indices and the importance of their official functions, so that they can be categorized into different groups by calculation and measurable order. As we know, urban hierarchy is uneven in many provinces of our country, and there are many differences between cities in terms of ranking according to indicators. The cities of Fars province do not have regular hierarchies, and certain causes and factors have lead these hierarchies to be problematic. In this research, the urban hierarchy of Fars province has been studied based on three different patterns, the results have been compared with each other, and its hierarchy has been determined and some strategies to improve its ranking have been presented.