Identifying and Prioritizing the Effective Factors of Achieving Happy City: Case Study, East Azerbijan Province

Document Type : Research Paper


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2 Master of Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Management, Middle Branch, Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh. Iran


Purpose of the study: The present research aimed to identify and prioritize the effective factors of achieving happy city in East Azerbijan.
Methodology: This research is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-analytical in method.
Society: The statistical population of the study includes 20 mayors in East Azerbaijan province.
Research method: The Delphi Technique was applied to identify the effective factors through the experts’ view. Finally prioritizing was performed.
Findings and According:  to this research, five factors (economic, social, civic, behavioral, and managerial) and 16 indicators were identified. The income indicator is the most important one, and the rules and services are the next respectively. Since the vitality of the cities is considered as one of the main reasons of civil managerial systems, the identified components could be taken into consideration for precise programming to remove the obstacles of achieving a happy city. The results of the study confirm the findings of the previous researches.


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