Integrated Urban Management and Environmental Assessment in Sustainable Urban Development in Iran
With the expansion of cities and the emergence of metropolises in the geographic map of the world, urban management has encountered many problems. One urban management challenge is the sustainable urban planning. One of the reasons for highlighting this issue is the presence of phenomena that have contaminated the world’s soil, water and air. Therefore, governors have become concerned with environmental issues in the wake of sustainable urban development. One of the solutions to sustainable urban development is the removal of environmental barriers. Sustainable development is considered as a fundamental principle in smart urban planning, and uncontrollable urbanization can lead to increase in different problems, such as natural resources depletion, ecosystem degradation, environmental pollution and climate change on a big scale. Accordingly, it is considered necessary to reform the existing urban and regional executive system, so as to confront the future challenges in urban planning, and to focus on the goal of urban sustainability. The present paper is of applied research type, in a way that a systematic review of the available researches has been conducted, given the descriptive and comparative dimensions. This paper contributes to a mechanism which aims at helping the creation of urban planning, with respect to the problems that exist regarding sustainable development. The results of this study indicate that integrated urban management and environmental assessment is a multi-dimensional plan that can compensate for the lacks of responsible organizations and, ultimately, ensure the environmental quality of urban planning.