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Table 8 Internal factor’s matrix for strengths and weaknesses

From: Strategic spatial analysis of urban greenbelt plans in Mashhad city, Iran

No. Internal factors Weight Status quo value Score
  Strengths
1  S1. Combination of suburb brown fields into public green spaces 0.10 2.0 0.20
2  S2. Protecting all ecological pasture lands in the elevation heights 0.30 1.0 0.30
3  S3. Having a suitable connection with the fertilized soil types and land covers 0.15 3.0 0.45
   Sum 0.55   0.95
  Weaknesses
2  W1. Lack of an action plan to reduce the segregation of agricultural lands 0.20 1.0 0.20
3  W2. Lack of a legal mechanism to conserve the greenbelt boundaries 0.15 4.0 0.60
4  W3. Reduction of greenbelt efficiency due to its large surface area 0.10 1.0 0.10
   Sum 0.45   0.90
  Total sum 1.00   1.85