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Table 1 The leading priorities of local areas

From: Community based needs assessment in an urban area; A participatory action research project

Blocks Priority 1 Priority 2 Priority 3 Priority 4 Priority 5
1 Littered neighborhood The asphalt problem Open sewer Poor or no Snowplowing in the winter The problem of neighborhood with iron sellers market
2 The asphalt problem Littered neighborhood Inefficient rubbish collection system Darkness of the neighborhood at night Open sewer
3 The asphalt problem Inefficient rubbish collection system The problem of water canals Open sewer Lack of closed sewer system
4 Poor or no Snowplowing in the winter Inefficient rubbish collection system The asphalt problem Water shortage Absence of house plaques and alley names
5 The asphalt problem Water shortage Inefficient rubbish collection system Electrical current Instability Lack of public transportation vehicles
6 The asphalt problem High unemployment rate Inefficient rubbish collection system Open sewer Littered neighborhood
7 The asphalt problem High unemployment rate inefficient rubbish collection Open sewer Littered neighborhood
8 The asphalt problem High unemployment rate Littered neighborhood Darkness of neighborhood at night The stench of streams
9 littered neighborhood Water shortage Lack of welfare, education and recreational facilities Littered neighborhood High unemployment rate
10 lack of welfare, education and recreational facilities Lack of public transportation vehicles Defective slope of water canals Lack of access to mosque and Basij base The asphalt problem
11 The asphalt problem The problem Of water canals Financial problems and destitution of people High unemployment rate Sanitary/health problems of the region
12 Inefficient rubbish collection system High unemployment rate Darkness of neighborhood at night The housing problem Poor or no Snowplowing in the winter