The Transitions in Contemporary Urban Space

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نور صائب أحمد
خنساء غازي رشيد


It is the dynamic tension between the relatively fixed built environment and the constantly changing in social life that determines the nature of urban spaces belonging to different historical periods, and considered as a tool for diagnosing transformations in urban spaces, that’s why, the characteristics of urban space became unclear between positive spaces and negative spaces, so emerged the need to study contemporary urban space belonging to the current period of time and show the most important transformations that have occurred in contemporary urban space to reach urban spaces that meet the current  life requirements. Therefore, the research dealt with a study of the characteristics of contemporary urban space and the most prominent shifts in the properties of urban space from the substantive and operational point of view, given that urban transformations affect the value of the urban space, therefore it is necessary to define its contemporary formative properties, Hence the research problem has emerged, "the necessity of formulating the transformations that occurred in the contemporary urban space from compositive properties to contemporary formative properties." And the goal of the research was: to arrive at building a comprehensive theoretical paradigm that includes contemporary formative properties, The realization of this required the building of a theoretical framework consisting of four main concepts: The reading of urban form, The Homogeneous Spaces, Contemporary Design Models, The Five Design Categories, and the research reached the most important desired results of contemporary urban space as essential requirements for today's spaces.To clarify that the contemporary complexity is the main character of contemporary urban space.

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خنساء غازي رشيد

Assis.Prof.Dr.Khansaa Ghazi Rasheed

University of Technology / Department of Architecture