Document Type : CASE STUDY


1 Department of Environment, Islamic Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


Sustainable urban development is a new concept of fundamental environmental metropolitan management that not only creates the demand for changing the concepts of economic development, but also affects social development. The current study  provides  a conceptual model of a sustainable environment pattern In District 22 of Tehran that depends on the relationship between environment and economy, and a network of urban function, which  Included transport infrastructure and community centers and economic and regional level in support of the ecological services in Tehran. This landscape often  had discrepancies  with the development of the city between the layers and the creation of ecological fragile areas. The main objective of the study was to determine the sustainability indicators and create a future development  model  for District 22 of Tehran. The data was collected by having a review of similar studies and field research on the subject and therefore the effective factors were identified. After accomplished proceedings, the questionnaire was prepared and the results were used in SWOT charts' grading after analyzing at interior and exterior matrix. Ultimately, quantitative strategic planning matrix (QSPM) was performed based on the results and analysis. This process provided a comprehensive model for sustainable urban development as sustainable development urban landscape pattern.

Graphical Abstract

Strategic management in urban environment using SWOT and QSPM model


  • The main pillars of sustainable development were used in terms social, economic, and environmental dimensions to develop strategies and goals.
  • Priority of choosing strategies in District 22 of Tehran was determined based on the urban District structure.
  • SWOT analysis and QSPM, not only reduces the damages caused by wrong decisions but will establish the selected strategies in urban environment.


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