Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap <p><strong>The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning (IQJAP)</strong>, <strong>ISSN </strong>(Paper:2617-9547 , Online: 2617-9555), abbreviated as&nbsp;<strong> <em>IRAQI J. ARCHIT PLANN</em></strong>, is a biannually published applied/natural science peer-reviewed journal with interdisciplinary activity&nbsp; published by the <a title="University of Technology, Baghdad" href="http://www.uotechnology.edu.iq/index.php/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>University of Technology, Baghdad</strong></a> and managed by the <a title="Department of Architectural Engineering" href="http://ae.uotechnology.edu.iq/index.php/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Department of Architectural Engineering</strong></a>. The journal has been publishing since 2001 with the aim of making significant contributions to applied research and knowledge across the globe, especially Iraq and the Middle East, through publication of original, high-quality research articles in the following fields:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Architectural Engineering</li> <li class="show">Architectural History</li> <li class="show">Environmental and Sustainable Design</li> <li class="show">General Architecture: Design, Theory, Methods</li> <li class="show">Historic Preservation and Conservation</li> <li class="show">Interior Architecture</li> <li class="show">Industrial Design</li> <li class="show">Landscape Architecture</li> <li class="show">Urban Design</li> <li class="show">Urban and Regional Planning</li> </ul> <p>The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning publishes Arabic and English research articles, review articles, conference papers, and perspective/commentary articles, thereby providing a forum for reports and discussions on innovative perspectives in science. 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ARCHIT &amp; PLANN</em> grants you the right to publish the metadata of the journal, it's issues and articles under the terms of the <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.</p> <p>Author(s) hold the copyright of their aricles without restrictions. However, <em>IRAQI J. ARCHIT &amp; PLANN</em> holds publishing rights for articles and their revisions once the article is published.</p> <p>Authors can archive pre-prints (ie pre-refereeing) and post-prints (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) versions of the work they submitted to <em>IRAQI J. ARCHIT &amp; PLANN</em> using non-for-profit open-access servers whether on author's personal website and/or institutional repositories including the university or research center where the author work.. For post-prints, only the <em>IRAQI J. ARCHIT &amp; PLANN</em>’s as-published PDF version is permitted and the published source (<em>IRAQI J. ARCHIT &amp; PLANN</em>’s website) must be clearly acknowledged within the archiving webpage.</p> 90122@uotechnology.edu.iq (Hussaen A. H. Kahachi) ijae@uotechnology.edu.iq (Ahmed Mahdi) Sat, 25 Jul 2020 11:32:10 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.0 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The Smart Systems' Role In the Infrastructure's Integrated Management For Housing Projects https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/518 <p>Many contemporary economic and social drivers have enabled the introduction of sensor network technologies, computing and communication systems in urban infrastructure and contemporary housing projects with the aim of achieving integration between infrastructure management. As a result, the current study deals with a topic that has not been dealt with through previous studies, theses and theses in an accurate and required manner. Therefore, the aim of the research was to clarify the role of smart systems in achieving integrated management by building a comprehensive theoretical framework to be a research problem (the need for a comprehensive theoretical framework on the role of smart systems in achieving integrated management of infrastructure infrastructure related to housing projects). This goal is achieved by adopting a descriptive analytical approach that includes several stages, the first of which is the analysis of multiple studies and the extraction of the main vocabulary represented in (the basic elements of infrastructure intelligence, planning, design, monitoring and observation of Smart infrastructure). Second, applying these vocabulary to a number of global projects, then discussing the results of the practical study, and presented final conclusions , to be a knowledge base that can be used and applied to future projects.</p> Marwa Mohmmed Alzidi, Safaa Aldeen Hussein Al-Samarae Copyright (c) 2021 Marwa Mohmmed Alzidi, Safaa Aldeen Hussein Al-Samarae https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/518 Tue, 16 Feb 2021 06:11:04 +0000 Urban Health’s Methods and Checklist https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/527 <p>The purpose of the article is to prepare an integrated theoretical and applied framework for the concept of urban health and methodologies for its application and checking, by presenting and analyzing the relevant literature and experiences. The article includes an analytical study of the concept of urban health, and the identification of planning methodologies that have a positive impact on the health and well-being of urban residents. The article was also concerned with developing a methodology to checking that the topics of urban health are included in existing cities or in their future plans. After that, the article tended to analyze several global cities with a healthy planning direction, checking the topics of urban health in each of them and compare them, then draw lessons learned from these global experiences.</p> Muhammed Alaa Al-Jafan, Suliman Mufrij Al-Muhanna Copyright (c) 2021 Muhammed Alaa Al-Jafan, Suliman Mufrij Al-Muhanna https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/527 Sat, 06 Feb 2021 15:34:19 +0000 Low-income housing provision: between governmental interventions and informal settlements https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/522 <p>Low-cost housing, so-called affordable housing, is an important subject as it affects many aspects of people's well-being and city planning. The urban poor, who form a respectable percentage of cities' residents in many developing countries, are the most affected segment by the availability and affordability of housing. Governments often try their best to provide affordable housing through housing interventions and programs. However, many low-income people end up in informal settlements including slums and squatter settlements.</p> <p>This research analyzes state-led low-cost housing initiatives compared to informal affordable housing in developing countries. The importance of this research is mainly associated with understanding how governmental housing initiatives and laws affect the housing preferences of the urban poor.</p> <p>The research starts by providing a brief background about the subject and its importance from the literature. The research uses mixed methods approach and a case study of Greater Cairo Region following the massive migration during the period between the 1980s and the 2000s to provide an in-depth understanding of the situation. The research then analyzes/discusses some housing initiatives, and uses both quantitative/qualitative data in order to explain potential malpractice and issues. Finally, the research will highlight the key findings and provide some recommendations for change/improvement.</p> Hussaen Ali Hasan Kahachi; Alison Brown Copyright (c) 2021 Hussaen Ali Hasan Kahachi; Alison Brown https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/522 Sat, 06 Feb 2021 14:33:35 +0000 Theoretical framework for the Origami Strategy in Contemporary Architecture https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/524 <p>A New patterns emerged for contemporary architectural texts by exploiting an ancient Japanese art called origami art, which means folding one piece of paper to form a variety of shapes without cutting or pasting this paper, and over time the importance of this art has emerged in the field of architecture and has become of great importance in producing Architectural texts with specific characteristics. The need to study origami emerged as a strategy for text production in contemporary architecture. Where the origami strategy is defined as "a strategy to produce an origami text with distinctive design patterns inspired by different references, by means of mechanisms and techniques and according to specific characteristics. The aim of the research is to build an integrated theoretical framework describing the origami as a strategy for producing the architectural text in general and patterns of formatting the shape in light of this strategy in particular.</p> Abbas Greiza, Saja Khalid Khalaf Copyright (c) 2020 Abbas Greiza, Saja Khalid Khalaf https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/524 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:20:43 +0000 Physical Revitalization of the Historical Paths: An Analytical Study for Urban Connectivity property and Mechanisms of Physical Revitalization https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/519 <p>&nbsp;</p> <table width="621"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="16"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td width="441"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The historical paths&nbsp; suffer from neglect for a long time as a result of inappropriate interventions and the loss of public spaces, which led to their deterioration and the loss of their urban value, The research problem was "The cognitive&nbsp; need to clarify the physical revitalization as a type of sustainable revitalization patterns and the possibility of its&nbsp; application to avoid urban neglect of historical paths" . Therefore, the aim of the research is to built a theoretical framework on urban connectivity property and relationship with mechanisms the physical revitalization .The research hypothesis is that "The mechanisms of physical revitalization have a role in strengthen the structural and spatial connectivity of historical paths". The research adopted the descriptive analytical method in describing and analyzing an elected local sample (Suq-Al- Safafer paths). The research found that Structural and spatial connectivity contributes to the treatment of the urban of historical paths, strengthened by the mechanisms of physical revitalization (conservation, rehabilitation, removal and reconstruction) . The research confirmed that physical revitalization if invested in a correct and sustainable way can lead to the activation of those paths.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Rawan Adel Khalaf, Sana Sati Abbas Copyright (c) 2020 Rawan Adel Khalaf, Sana Sati Abbas https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 https://iqjap.org/index.php/iqjap/article/view/519 Sat, 25 Jul 2020 11:27:17 +0000