عنوان مقاله [English]
The article focuses on Rethinking in the concepts related to Growth processes and forms of residential in metropolitan areas. This study is a descriptive-analytical study. On the other hand, it is an exploratory study. The data have been collected by attributive studies . In this way, some of the most important concepts have been discussed and similarities and differences between the concepts have been identified. The results showed that Studies the city and around have been moved to the mutual link of city and village rather than conflict between these. Also, Sometimes peri-urban areas are known as urban areas with rural characteristics, another time as chaotic urbanization is leading to sprawl or are entitled interface. In accordance with the conditions and the situation of iran it seems can be called “ neither urban and nor rural areas” . Exurban is Product of urbanization in developed countries, So that urban fringe are moving to the edge-city along with administrative structure. Also, attention to the macro, medial and micro levels is more suitable for analysis the Process of counter-urbanisation. In this paper, we concluded that examining and classify the city and surrounding areas in terms of physical components is an inadequate measure and should be along with functional criteria and specially city and village links(migration, capital, information, trade, etc) be completed.