عنوان مقاله [English]
The recent changes in growth and development of urbanism and the resulting physical development of cities have caused the emergence of numerous problems which not only threatens the citizens, but also the whole environment exposed to its resulting complications. Considering the fact that most urban population growth in the future world will be in developing countries, there are more concerns in such countries for moving towards a sustainable development. Mahmoudabad, as a seaport in Mazandaran province, is faced with several environmental problems such as unauthorized sand extraction, existence of uncovered and odorous raceways with household waste joining them, vermin living in named raceways and etc. regarding this issue, the environmental sustainability of Mahmoudabad is examined in this paper. For this purpose the SWOT model is employed and also Questionnaire are filled out by three distinct groups including civilians, authorities and experts. The findings indicate that strategies with most urgent priorities for Mahmoudabad's urban environment sustainability include the strategies for correct locating of industries by experts, providing upgrades in facilities regarding urban planning in waste collection and prevention of environmental pollution, creating an integrated urban management in order to commence or completing drainage channels and replacing channels and raceways and completion of half-finished construction projects through the income from tourism.