Rural Growth and Decay: Analysis of Physical-Spatial Transformation of Rural Area in Iran (Case Staudy: Kahak Area of Qom Province)

Dewey Thorbeck; Ali Asghar Isalou; Mostafa Bayat

Volume 4, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 25-32

  Human settlements experience continual change. In recent years, many rural areas have experienced dispersed grow (rural sprawl) and population declines in traditional village centers (Hollowing). These paradoxical phenomena have occurred in most developing countries, including rural Iran. This study ...  Read More