عنوان مقاله [English]
The Industrial Revolution caused some problems in the field of habitational structure in spite of the positive changes it made in the economy, so that the balance of habitation in geographical spaces changed in favor of cities. Therefore, various policies and strategies have been used to reduce the negative effects of these problems in space Geography and to meet the needs of living in developing countries around the world , including Iran in Asia west. So on this basis, the creation and development of villages and cities have always been considered as one of the major policies for spatial planning in developing countries.The purpose of this research is to identify villages and cities in order to balance the habitational system. This research is an applied research and has adopted the descriptive-analytic method, emphasizing on a comprehensive approach.The study area is North Khorasan Province. The required information was collected through library studies, observations, interviewing and completion of the questionnaire and were analyzed with the softwares SPSS and Excel.The results of the study, which were conducted in 32 villages of the province in north khorasan, show that if plans are made properly, these settlements along with small towns have the potential of rural immigration and require the definition of appropriate strategies.Also, administrative upgrading to cities which villagers and village-based administrations demand is not a proper strategy and strengthening economic, social and physical structures will help to empower and develop the development of these centers, and this can help balance the structure and habitational organization throughout the province.