Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 MSc Student of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


The spatial justice in the distribution of urban public services is an important factor to improve the citizen’s quality of life and the sustainable development of urban environment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate and analyze the distribution of swimming pools from the viewpoint of spatial justice (case study: Isfahan city). The research method was descriptive - analytical and applied in terms of objectives. The study used all swimming pools in 15 regions of Isfahan city (n=37). The indexes of population, area, number of pools in each region and distribution mode of pools were applied for spatial analysis of Isfahan city swimming pools. Also, Arc GIS environment and their different algorithms were used to perform various calculations and provide the necessary maps. The overall analysis of the status of swimming pools in Isfahan city from the viewpoint of spatial justice in terms of population, area, number of pools in each region and their distribution mode showed that swimming pools were not properly distributed in different regions and it was difficult to have fair and appropriate access to swimming pools in different regions. Therefore, in order to reduce injustice and spatial and social inequalities and their consequences and to help improve citizens’ quality of life and satisfaction, swimming pools in different regions of the city should be distributed according to the area and population of the regions, especially in the poor and populous regions with proper and optimal location.


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