Investigating the status of the factors affecting the realization of the creative mid-sized city; Case study: Bonab City

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD, Department of Planning and Environmental Sciences, faculty of rural geography, university of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2 PhD, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, faculty of Architecture, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the realization of the creative city in the mid-sized city of Bonab. The present study is of applied research type and the prevailing approach is descriptive-analytical and inferential research. The statistical population of the research at two levels included Bonab citizens and experts. Data were collected using two spectra of statistical and Delphi questionnaires. Data analysis and analysis were performed using multivariate regression tests and variance analysis. The results of the regression test showed that all variables were related to the realization of the creative city in the middle city of Bonab and a total of 98 variables could explain 79% of the variance changes. The results of the MANOVA test also showed that there is a difference between the neighborhoods of Bonab city in terms of the characteristics of the creative city. Finally, the results of the TOPSIS model showed that the criteria of food and tourism and entertainment, communication and IT, industry, export, trade and services, university, research and health - treatment, social, culture and art, architecture - urban planning and management in The first to eighth priorities and neighborhoods 5, 1, 3, 4 and 2 are in the first to fifth priorities. Finally, it is suggested that the creative city in Bonab be realized with a focus on food tourism and the development of communication and academic status.