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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Introduction and goal: Regional planning is one of the important issues and essential for the development of regions which has been considered by the researchers in recent decades. One of the methods for grading the areas for development is using social and economical indicators and applying in TOPSIS model.
In this paper, with the use of the TOPSIS model to study and evaluation of the socio-economic development of North Khorasan’s provinces town,and through determining the levels of development of each town, the diagnosis of direction and type of development will be possible . The results of this research can be effective for the authorities’ decision-making, and finally, fulfill the social justice.
Methodology: Researchmethods to explain the situation,reasoning and analysis using concepts is based on descriptive - analytical approach that is done in a logical whole and scientific process. in order to determine the development degree of the towns of province, according to the importance of indicators, at first ,the socio-economic indicators that is relevant to subject of research, based on data extracted from the Statistical Yearbook 1390,was collected and then with TOPSIS model ,the grade of towns were determined and the results were analyzed.
Findings: The result of research findings indicate that in 1392, BOJNURD ranked the first in terms of development. This town because of the administerial-political center, as the Growth Pole, attract the facilities, services and skilled manpower from the areas surrounding and thus the superiorities in the spatial structure has been preserved.also Maneh and Samalqan ranked seventh among the seven towns that demonstrate the intensity of inequality and difference in the enjoyment of the blessings of development.
Conclusion: This study concluded that the approach of the spatial structure of the north Khorasan province, is Centre-Periphery development pattern. Bojnoord has the greater volume in infrastructure and industrial investments as the center of province and slightly away from the frontier and border towns of province. Thus, pay attention to spatial planning for achieving balanced regional development is inevitable.