Comparative assessing the Performance of fourth period Islamic Councils of Lenjan, and their role in improving urban management

Hamid Aghabozorgy, Reza Mokhtari Malekabadi, Ahmad Moazzeni


During four past period activity of Islamic councils in Iran have been faced with several challenges while it was developing and have has different effects on urban management, so it seems that the pathology of the council’s effects on urban management is necessary. Among this, Lenjan county with a population of over 246,510 has always been considered as one of the most challenging counties of Esfahan province due to its special geographical position. The purpose of this research is to study the cause of council’s problems in the cities of this county comparatively and providing appropriate solutions. In this study, the opinions of the people and urban management’s authorities of the county were assessed by "descriptive - analytic" method and questionnaires. Then they were analyzed by SPSS software. At the end, based on the skewness it was determined that the cities Sede Lenjan, Chamgordan and Baghbahadoran have had the best performance, the cities Baghshad, Varnamkhast, and Chermihan have had a middle performance. The cities Zarrin Shahr and Foolad Shahr because of their ethnic diversity as well as Zayanderood because of its distribution of communities have had a poor performance. Also in this study, urban management improvements strategies were studied for each city by the SWOT model. among the strategies, increasing political culture, the presence of people at public meetings of the City Council, reforming laws and regulations related to the selection and independence of the mayor to manage the city were determined as the most effective strategies to improve urban management of county.


Lenjan County, the city council, city management, Performance, Satisfaction

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