Studying the vulnerability reduction and physical-spatial organization of Bojnord city through the urban land use planning (case study: flood)


  • Ali Gholamzadeh Doab Islamic Azad University, Semnan
  • Saeed Kamyabi Islamic Azad University, Semnan



Flood is one of the most important natural disasters that cause the casualties and losses every year. Today, the massive growth of the population, the leveling of the land and the occupation of rivers and waterway s, along with the climatic and physiographic factors in big cities, have caused the urban flood spread. Bojnourd City has a high degree of vulnerability to natural hazards due to its geographical location in the Kopet Dag and Aladagh mountains, and the presence of rivers and waterway s inside it, on the one hand, and placing on the faults on the other hand.In this research, a descriptive-analytical method and the aerial maps have been used to collect the information.The results of the research indicated that Bojnord City is highly expected to flood in terms of the probability of flood-related vulnerability.

Author Biographies

Ali Gholamzadeh Doab, Islamic Azad University, Semnan

Ph.D. Student of Geography and Urban Planning, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran.

Saeed Kamyabi, Islamic Azad University, Semnan

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Semnan, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran.


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Engineerings, Exact and Earth Sciences