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dc.contributor.advisorSmart, James
dc.contributor.authorAlbayati, Dhyaa Molan
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:25:58Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:25:58Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/450
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366101
dc.description.abstractThe research examines three districts in Baghdad, Iraq and poses three hypotheses: 1) urban form and structure impacts on the ability of residents to defend themselves; 2) adopted social behaviour of residents during times of terrorism affects social activity and hence urban structure; and 3) counter-terrorism measures used during times of terrorism affects urban form. The research used a combination of fieldwork, surveys and interviews to confirm that the daily life and behaviour of residents of the three case study areas were significantly influenced by terrorist acts and counter-terrorism measures. However these influences varied by district and the results confirm that these differences were related to urban form. The results also show that the impacts of counter-terrorism measures are diverse and their impact is also dependent on urban form. The research shows that despite the magnitude and scale of terrorist attacks within the case study areas, Rusafa (traditional form) and Falestin (mixed traditional/modern form) were more secure than Haifa (modern form). The research is significant in two ways. First, at the local level it provides the evidence to inform individuals about the appropriate building materials, housing style and neighbourhood form and structure that will minimise the impacts of terrorism Second, it provides research on previously unknown challenges and responses within diverse urban districts. This can bridge the knowledge gap regarding what happens within different urban forms during periods of insecurity and terrorism.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsSocial conditions, Baghdad
dc.subject.keywordsUrban geography, Baghdad
dc.subject.keywordsCounter terrorism measures, Baghdad
dc.titleUrban Form and Insecurity: A Case Study of Three Districts in Baghdad
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technology
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorSipe, Neil
dc.contributor.otheradvisorTomerini, Deanna
dc.contributor.otheradvisorFard, Tooran Alizadeh
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1494560737464
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith School of Environment
gro.griffith.authorAlbayati, Dhyaa M.


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