م.د بنين عبدالكريم حسين
  • The impact of the sustainable social dimension in the contemporary healthy urban place making
  • Contemporary urban environments Constitute temporal extension to the traditional and historical environments as a result of a response to contemporary challenges facing cities and urban places, And as a reaction against the modern trends brought to the urban fabric, which require reconsidering to the legislation codes and standards that contribute in production urban environment which achieve possible life chances, response to contemporary Challenges, including the social, economic, environmental, cultural and aesthetic challenges of competing at different levels (local, regional and global).

    Urban design concerned in place making that consent current and future human need, and contain his intellectual, cultural, social and economic activities, that reflects his identity, presence and personality within the place. Therefore we must take the sustainable healthy trend as the most important contemporary urban trends, that gave increasing attention in making place and ways to conversion the space  to active and effective place, characterized by a set of dimensions and features, and the social dimension is one of the important dimensions in making a sustainable healthy place, also the urban center consider as an important  characteristics in structuring healthy place  and sustainable within the contemporary urban projects..

    Accordingly, many organizations, institutions and associations concerned to making health, social and sustainable places, which act as contemporary interactive urban environments able to work, live and learn.

    While that the locally urban places centers are suffer from a lack of clarity in dealing policies according to the sustainable healthy urban trend, so research problem emerged (Lack of knowledge to the vocabulary of sustainable social dimension and the urban center features that contribute in healthy place making within cities), and to processing the research problem and through global studies and experiments we have been building a theoretical framework for making a sustainable healthy place, according to the vocabulary of the social dimension and features of the urban center.

    Then depending on the theoretical framework vocabulary we had been analyzed a number of international metropolitan cities which includes a range of sustainable health places which designed according to this approach which consider the social dimension as one of the dimensions that contribute to the cities health and sustainability

    After analyzing the results appeared that the social dimension contributes in making the sustainable healthy places through achieving prosperity, civilization excellence and promotion of the social cohesion and integration, through the strengthening of, community participation, development a sense of belonging to the place, revival the association memory and improve the quality of life within the city.

    Also finding that urban center features has a role in making a healthy urban place through visual coherence, and strengthen principle of centralization, legibility, vitality, safe and support the aesthetic attractiveness and the diversity.

    Then evaluating the local experience of Baghdad city, according to the social dimension vocabulary and urban center features vocabulary, in order to achieve sustainable healthy urban centers, characterize by flexibility, legibility, attractively, safety, security and Social integration and prosperity.

    Finally reached to a theoretical model explain the impact of contemporary healthy urban trend in the place making according to the sustainable social dimension and the urban center features.

     

    Key words: Making the Contemporary Urban Place, Making Sustainable Healthy Place, Sustainable Healthy Social Dimension, Contemporary Urban Places, Contemporary Challenges, Urban Center features.

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