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Hooshmand Alizadeh

Hooshmand Alizadeh

Academic rank: Associate Professor
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Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 22978245100
Faculty: Faculty of Art and Architecture
Address: Dept. of Urban planning and design Faculty of Art and Architecture University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran Boulevard Sanandaj, 6617715175
Phone: 08733666771

Research

Title
Investigating the features of urban form in the Kurdish city of Erbil (old part) regarding the traditional Islamic principles of built Environment
Type
Presentation
Keywords
City of Erbil, Kurdish city, Islamic city, urban form, morphological features
Year
2019
Researchers Hooshmand Alizadeh ، Sina Ostowar ، Somaye Shahmohammad nejad ، Rezgar Karimi

Abstract

In the literature, not much has been reported on the Kurdish spatiality in general and urban form of the cities of Kurdistan in specific, reason why their particularities have largely remained unnoticed in the urban concerning the Kurdish people and the Middle East region. Considering this gap in the knowledge of Middle East cities, this paper examines the features of urban form in the Kurdish city of Erbil (old part) regarding the traditional Islamic principles of built environment has been conceptualized in the research work of Hisham Mortada (2003). The main aim of this study is to identify the points of similarity and difference with other Islamic cities. The results of this comparative analysis will reveal that how the urban form of Erbil's old part is in line with the morphological features of the Islamic city in general and which features are specific to the Kurdish city of Erbil. This will also give us some notions concerning the built form of Kurdish cities as well for further research in other cities in Kurdistan. Considering the general approach of the research (comparative approach), the data can be collected from different sources including existing literature, different periodical maps, photos and an Erbil-wide survey to identify the main urban morphological features.