The Attributes of Spatial Organisation of Traditional and Contemporary Urban Structures -A Comparative Study of Two Selected Areas in Mosul -

Abstract

Abstract The urban environment represents an expression of the temporal status of its society . Any alterations caused by the development of this society will be followed by changes in the built environment and these will affect the spatial organisation attributes of this environment . This research explains the similarities and dissimilarities of spatial organisation attributes for both traditional and contemporary urban areas . Two temporally different districts in Mosul are selected as a case study and they are analysed using the space syntax methodology . The research is ended with a number of findings which explain the attributes of each district , the traditional one has its efficient accessability with high control on any strange traffic while the influence of the designer is obvious in the organization of spaces in the contemporary district.Keywords : Spatial Organisation , Spatial Configuration , Space Syntax