Activated Brownfield in Baghdad: Contaminated Site as a Model

Hamdan, Mays and Hameed, Shaimaa (2019) Activated Brownfield in Baghdad: Contaminated Site as a Model. IS THIS THE REAL WORLD? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2019, 24th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 69-75. ISSN 2521-3938

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Many countries encourage brownfield regeneration as a strategy to achieve sustainable development, Because of their environmental, social and economic benefits. Brownfields are defined as industrial, commercial and residential sites or buildings that are not currently in use or partially occupied with the potential of hazardous or contaminated materials. The presence of brownfield areas in general and contaminated sites in particular within the city of Baghdad is due to many reasons, including successive wars in Iraq and its effects on cities, weak laws and legislation, lack of awareness of society and local governments about these sites and absence of activation strategies. Baghdad city has different types of brownfields, such as government administrative buildings, commercial buildings, railways, factories as well as private properties. Most of them are located in the city center in important areas of the city, which can alternatively be used to fill the shortage of projects needed by the city. The paper highlights the contaminated sites in Iraq that were evaluated by the Iraqi state after the 2003 war and aims to develop a roadmap to activate brownfield areas. The research is based on one of the local experiences, namely, rehabilitation of the Bismayah project as a residential project, which is the largest housing complex in Baghdad.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brownfield, Contaminated Area, Contaminated Site in Baghdad, Sustainable Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QE Geology
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 12:45
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 15:52

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