عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Parallel to systematic planning, evaluation subject has become a major issue. It is expected that rural guide-plans are prepared based on physical and functional orders. This paper intends to evaluate structural patterns of 30 rural guide-plans in Iran in 30 various provinces, using AHP Model. Within the reseach conceptual framework, four criteria were selected as creation and continuity of major road, creation of a single network of different centers, functions for spatial unity, and spatial hierarchy order. Characteristics of roads, roads facilities, the number of centers, empowerment of major centers, public land uses in rural strtuctures, spatial functions, and changes in public and private spaces and roads hierarchies are among sub-criteria. The research findings showed that the empowerment of major roads is acceptable. However, the creation of centers together with their sub-criteria is not acceptable. The criterion of functions together with its sub- citeria of public land use in structure is, because of their distance scales, on average; therefore, it is necessary to empower this criterion. The criterion of spatial hierarchy is also on average. Considering the positive and negative points in prepation of rural guide-plans, several issues and items can be considered for improving such plans. These recommendations are presented in a table within the conclusion of the paper.