عنوان مقاله [English]
The discussion about the desirable size of a city has long been considered by scholars and authorities of urban issues and has been analyzed in various aspects. In the 1960s and 1970s, this discussion found a special place in the literature on urban development and the attitudes toward this matter experienced significant changes. This issue has been of great importance as one of the major aspects of urban planning through several decades of urban planning in Iran. However, in recent years, due to the impact of the size of cities on certain governmental policies, people and city administrators have paid greater attention to this issue, which requires particular critique and analysis. In this brief article, it is tried to provide grounds for the development of thoughts and deepening of attitudes in this area by mentioning the views of relevant scholars.