Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 364

Table of Content: July, 2013; 6(5)

July 2013

Rural-urban housing influencing changes in the physical-spaces of urban environment: A case of Hamidia City

  Rural settlements as geographical landscape are considered as emerging through the interaction between human and environment. In recent years, the process is influenced by factors, and the changes in the physical-space texture are influenced by internal and external forces, developing problems and inadequacies of residents’ future living condition in rural settlements. In this regard, cities in...

Author(s):   Masoud Mahdavi and Mohammad Yarmand        

July 2013

A survey of Tehran metropolis strategies as a creative city of Iran

  Tehran metropolis, as the political, economic and cultural capital of Iran country and which also has huge training potential and specific status in science and culture along with welfare facilities, has a suitable background for elite attraction. Actually, Tehran is a place for gathering creative people according to Florida’s definitions. The existence of these specifications and ability to enhance the...

Author(s):   Ali Rezaeian Gharagozlo    

July 2013

GIS based forest cover change and vulnerability analysis: A case study of the Nandi North forest zone

  This study investigates the patterns of land use change, the reasons for those changes and the vulnerability of forests in Nandi North forest zone in Kenya between the years 1986 to 1995 and 1995 to 2006. Landsat TM images of 1986, 1995 and ETM+ of 2006 were used to create single image depicting the sequence of land use change for the period between 1986 and 2006. The spatial relationship between forest cover...

Author(s):   Sheila Aswani Wachiye, David Ndegwa Kuria and Douglas Musiega        

July 2013

Chure forestry conservation and management plan: A case study of Arghakhanchi district, Nepal

  Chure Region has a distinct geographical and bio-physical specificities lying on the foothill of Himalaya. It is the youngest mountain of the world, and suffers from mass erosion, landslides and other environmental externalities which make the region vulnerable. Resource depletion, for example deforestation, due to natural as well as human induced factors in the Chure Region has accelerated; and livelihood...

Author(s):   Kabi Prasad Pokhrel    

July 2013

North west border cities of Iran and regional development: A case of Kurdistan Province

  There are numerous Iranian provinces in the border area and Kurdistan is the most important regional settlement in North West border line of Iran country. In recent years many transformations have occurred in Kurdish society and its population and area has changed from 350000 people in 1860 to 1,589,222 persons in the year of 2013. Regional development in case study region has a special status and has...

Author(s):   Mohammad Rahim Rahnama and Akbar Heydari        

July 2013

Land use and land cover changes and their implications for human-wildlife conflicts in the semi-arid rangelands of southern Kenya

  Land use and land cover changes are important processes that influence the ecological integrity of wildlife dispersal areas and the dynamics of human-wildlife conflicts in rangelands around protected areas. This study investigated trends in both land use and land cover changes in Taveta District.   Remote Sensing imageries for Taveta District were analysed for the years 1987, 2001, and 2011....

Author(s):   Mbau Judith Syombua