01Jan 2017

THE ROLE OF COMMERCIAL STREETS AS A CHANNEL OF MOVEMENT IN RELATING TO THE SENSE OF PLACE

  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering - Cihan University, Sulaimaniya.
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (Built Environment) - University Technology Malaysia.
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Streets are an important part of open public spaces that reflect the character and the sense of place of cities. People depend on streets for many functional activities. One of these functions is its role as a channel of movement. Yet today, more and more streets are simply choked with car traffic vying for space with pedestrians and bicyclists. This means that priority is given to the function of the streets as a channel of movement for motor vehicles. Hence, this study tries to answer two questions. Firstly, does Nineveh Street have a role as a channel of movement in giving the sense of place to Mosul City Centre? Secondly, how do people use the street in terms of movement? The objective of the study is to examine the role of Nineveh Street in terms of movement and determine the travel mode used by people to move from one place to another in order to establish the role of Nineveh Street in giving the sense of place to Mosul City Centre in Iraq. This paper has adopted the mixed mode method. It used 330 questionnaire surveys which were designed to provide quantitative data, as well as 30 interviews and direct observation as a qualitative method.


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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2925       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2925


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