Authors: Hajani, Ismail Ibrahim Suliman
Title: Promoting urban spatial planning guidance for achieving physical sustainable urban development in Duhok City - Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: The main force that affects the city’s urban form is the process of urban growth. Kurdistan Region encounters great challenges characterized by high population growth and rapid expansion towards the surrounding rural region. The last five decades witnessed a series of wars and other political conflicts which has made the whole Iraq unstable and affected the performance of planning institutions, patterns of physical development, and destruction of social and physical infrastructure. As a result, the cities in Kurdistan Region- also in whole Iraq- did not keep track of perceptive planning schedules which generated many conflicts in the form and the structure of the cities and hardly influenced land use pattern, provision of essential infrastructure and the quality of the built environment, therefore, this has created a type of urban form and structure that is a malfunction and is not user-friendly. This research explores the way for the future urban development in Kurdistan to adopt the concept of sustainable urban growth. The notion of pursuing sustainable urban development is promoted through seeking better physical development that can uplift the quality of the urban built environment. Furthermore, the research explores the challenges facing the context and potentials needed for embracing sustainable development. The outcome of this research is depicted in the form of conceptual proposal suggesting compactness, density, mixed use, accessibility, diversity, enhancing greening and residents’ satisfaction as criteria for sustainable physical development in the cities of Kurdistan. Moreover, this dissertation recommends general strategies as the fundamental basement for changing towards sustainability. The recommendations are related to; regulatory and institutional structure, spatial practices and current opportunities for early change.
Subject Headings: Rapid urban growth
Sustainable urban development
Physical urban development
Urban form and structure
Criteria
Duhok
Subject Headings (RSWK): Dihok
Stadtplanung
Nachhaltigkeit
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2003/39248
http://dx.doi.org/10.17877/DE290R-21165
Issue Date: 2019
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