عنوان مقاله [English]
Sustainable development considers the use of endogenous capabilities in urban areas, local groups and communities as social capitals that have an important role in maintaining and developing the metropolises. Local development in the form of a popular process has been emphasized as the focus of sustainable urban development programs and metropolitan areas. In this study, considering the indexes of sustainable districts development as one of the main concerns of developing communities, a model in relation to the district one of Karaj city is presented. The Promethee method, which is one of the multi-criteria decision-making methods used to select the optimal and preferred options. Critic method, which is very consistent with multi-criteria decisions, used to weigh the criteria. The questionnaires distributed among experts have 8 main criteria of participation, identity and vitality, social justice, satisfaction, safety and security, environment, urban landscape and developmental characteristics and include 34 sub-criteria and 5 options which was ‘Islamabad’, ‘Bahar’, ‘Azimiyeh’, ‘North Taleghani’ and ‘Baraghan’ district. The results of advantages and disadvantages analyses showed that ‘Azimiyeh’ has the best condition and then, ‘North Taleghani’, ‘Bahar’, ‘Baraghan’ and ‘Islamabad’ are in the next ranks, respectively. In addition, critical sub-criteria have been identified in each district. Finally some general and detailed suggestions and solutions have been proposed to promote districts. These results can be used as a model for the sustainable development of urban decay by relevant agencies, including ministries, municipalities and etc.