Underground City Suitable Site Selection at Bandar Abbas City, Southern Iran

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 48-55

    Reza Ghasemi

  1. Rahman Dosti

  2. Aref Rostami

  1. Master Student, Engineering and Water Resources Management of Shushtar Azad University, , Iran
  2. Master Student, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad Branch, Iran
  3. Master Student, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, , Iran


Choosing a suitable place to build a new city, including an underground city, is a very sensitive task because if you do not pay enough attention to your studies, it can have very dangerous financial and human consequences. In this study, the ANP method was used to select a suitable location for the structure of an underground city in Bandar Abbas City of Hormozgan Province in southern Iran. For this issue, 12 factors include the distance from cities, distance from villages, distance from rivers, distance from dams, distance from flood risk areas, land use, distance from the fault, hazard classmap, climatic classification, distance from forested areas were considered, and a safe distance from roadways and avalanche regions. The ANP method’s results revealed that the two requirements of distance from the fault and distance from the landslide were both met with 11.87% and 10.64%, respectively which were the most important factors for selecting the location of the underground city. Criteria map was prepared in GIS, and combined according to the weight of each layer, and the land suitability map of underground cities was prepared. According to the results, only 6% of the area was suitable for the construction of an underground city, of which three areas in the northeast, east, and south of the city can be proposed for the construction of an underground city.

Keywords: ANP, Bandar Abbas, hazards, underground city, zoning

[This article belongs to International Journal of Construction Engineering and Planning(ijcep)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 1
Received February 23, 2021
Accepted March 20, 2021
Published June 10, 2021