عنوان مقاله [English]
Regardless of managers' emphasis on the criteria for sustainable development to achieve to the proportional and livable city, urban design providers do not consider the practice of these criteria. The purpose of this paper is, to evaluate the developmental plans of Mashhad for how to deal with the sustainable development criteria, especially in the approach of the compactness of the west central area in this city and also to study the compliance or non compliance of the compactness for this city. Therefore, in this study the quantitative indicators of compact city set out by descriptive and analytical method and using the AHP model, and then the developmental projects of Mashhad, especially in the western middle district of the city has been evaluated by compact city approach. Results indicate that the detailed design of the western middle area of Mashhad has obtained the highest rate of compliance with the compact city indicators and development plan earned the lowest score of compactness. According to the plan which was already running, it seems that re-evaluation of the goals and procedures can also prevent the credit losses, it can accrue more appropriate benefits to the city and the citizens.