The impact of physical and spatial configuration on functional occupancy efficiency of recreational open spaceswithinthe residential urban fabric in Mosul


The recreational open spaces, within the residential urban fabric in the cities of Iraq in general and in Mosul in particular are suffering from being neglected because of their weak activities, mentioning to their low efficiency of occupancy. Therefore, there is an urgent need to study some of their urban properties, including the physical and spatial configuration, and its impact on their occupancy.Most of previous studies on this specific urban spaces didn’t mention the impact of such physical and spatial factors on its efficiency. This research studies the effect of the physical and spatial configuration on occupancy of recreational open spaces within the residential urban fabric, on the efficiency of their functional performance, positively and negatively, by conducting a series of analysis and the use of certain techniques, such as the (Space Syntax), classification of urban squares based on spatial organization, as well as an on-site survey of the users, which would be taken up in the practical part of this research through the election of a number of open recreational spaces of different residential urban fabric in Mosul.