Urban renewal as a tool of cities sustainability Sulaimani as a case study-north Iraq

Zahraa Mohammed Jasim Altaee, Mohammed J. Al-Ani


In historical areas, the urban fabric and building structures are exposed to many circumstances including aging, natural disasters, insect infestation, climatic changes, and human intervention (which might include changes that affect the authenticity of structures and a city's historical layout and consideration made during original planning). From the beginning, the importance of urban renewal comes as an intentional process that focuses on restoring the original functionality and preserving the original architectural characteristics and identity of a city's urban fabric and doing so in a way that expresses the historical development of a city and its urban heritage and historical heritage.
This research analyzed the morphological change of Sulaimani at the first foundation until now. In addition, the historical parts of Sulaimani analyzed depend on urban renovation policies. Consequently, urban renewal policies including conservation, rehabilitation, and renovation were applied on the historical area of Sulaimani in order to restore and preserve historical buildings as well as providing good quality of life with social and economic changes.


Urban Renewal, Sustainability,Conservation , Rehabilitation , Redevelopment,Morphological

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/pen.v8i2.1330


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