عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
One of excitement classical problems in Geography and Regional Planning, in which
both geographers and economists participated, is “Industrial Location”. On the other
hand “Industrial Estates” are one of results of regional planning which aimed to
redirect mainly polluted industries to agglomerated, industrial zones out of living and
recreational environments. Despite of the benefits of industrial estates, statistics show
that in East Azerbaijan province (Iran), industrialists have little inclination to locate in
This paper assumes that irrational location of these estates is one of the most
important factors for reluctance of industrialists for locating in them.
The results of the research show that:
1. Unlike developed industrial economies, the process of emerging industrial estates
in Iran was an external, imposed one; so the nation could not benefit its results.
2. The location of industrial estates in East-Azerbaijan province has been a residual of
other land uses, caused to prevent industrialists to locate in them.
Location itself is a parameter in industrialization process and unsuitable location of
industrial estates can be a factor for reluctance of industrialists to locate in them.