Integrating the Goler Matrix Method and the List of Indicators to Specify an Efficient Alternative on Elevating the Quality of Ecological Functions of the River Borders (Case Study: Abshooran River in Kermanshah, Iran)

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Urban Design , Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning , Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Faculty of Environment , University of Tehran, Tehran , Iran.


The purpose behind this research, which is done on the Abshooran river in Kermanshah and in the area between Delgosha bridge and wooden bridge is to develop lively and active urban centers and to elevate the quality functions of the region and the ecological conditions of the river’s border. To reach for this goal, ecological and aesthetic criteria were in use in a way that proposed alternatives are first edited according to the criteria, regulations and compiled standards for the design and were chosen after analysis on the criteria and the design fundamentals in order to reach for the research goals; 12 indicators were regarded to find an efficient alternative. Based on the Goler matrix method and integration of it with the list of criteria, each criterion is given a specific weight according to its significance/ importance. And then the scores were analysed and were multiplied by the weight of each topic, finally the optimal alternative would be resulted regarding the high score among others. Findings of the research indicates that the fulfillment of fundamentals and design criteria has the more impact in relation to the other choices. So, the strategic plan is presented according to this point.


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