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Locating Intra City Bus Terminals Using Fuzzy Logic With Emphasis On City Development And Community Alliance: Case Study Of Tasuj


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N. Marsousi & K. Pourebrahim


This paper is written with the objective to present an approach for site search for an intra city bus terminal, which is considered as a public service provided by the city establishment. City expansion requires careful planning. It should take place when there is controlled interaction among different factors that make up a city such as population, society, economy, etc. If a city expands without planning or without paying attention to its special factors, then it can produce undesirable social and environmental conditions resulting in prejudicial consequences. In site searches for public services, such as bus terminals, one should consider the inherent factors of city, population chrematistics of city communities, and city districts with the intention of creating greater harmony and alliance among city communities. Tasuj is a small city in the Shabestar metropolitan area in West Azerbaijan Province. Tasuj was used as a case study for applying the approach outlined in this paper with the consideration given to City expansion and increased alliance among City communities. Different communities were identified in Tasuj for this study. Population density was calculated for these communities using Köln law (for electrified metal objects). We, then, performed buffering by using population density in a GIS environment and selected common areas by applying an overlay intersect function. We, finally, arrived at the best area, which could satisfy all communities. We selected the best location by applying the fuzzification method, taking into account city expansion course and alliance


community alliance, skeletal development, GIS, fuzzy logic, site selection