عنوان مقاله [English]
The main problems caused by inappropriate spatial structure that today’s urban planning is faced with it, are uncontrolled growth and development of our unplanned city. The purpose of this research is the study of types of urban forms and explanation of physical andspatial pattern of Saqqez. Urban form of Saqqez was analyzed and city’s expansion pattern was determined. The study method of descriptive-analytical.and for evaluation the city's form andAnalyzing how this city expanded, used the methods and quantitative models of Shannon and Holdernentropy, Gini andMoran's coefficient. And to recognition, physical growth pattern of the cityIs used spatial autocorrelation method in Arc GIS .The results of studies and research methodsShows that physical development process of Saqqez, since 1335,that indicades in harmoniuosPhysical development and regardless of urban and environmental criteria that during period of 1335 to1365 urban development pattern and with following communicative network in radial formAnd in later years, urban development due to the natural barriers, gradually on the west side of the Town, is turned to compact form from radial form. Using models and data analysis implies thatthe city's rapid growth has begun in1365 decade. From this period since 1390 city's developmenthas been scattered, and horizontal and out of range of approval plans. According to research results, Compact growth pattern is recommended as city's future development pattern.