Planning Strategy for The Surrounding Attractive Cities (Bismayah New City as a case study)


  • Omar Saadi Yaseen Department of Architecture, Al-Farabi University College, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Bahjat Rashad Shahin Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture, Al-Farabi University college, Baghdad, Iraq



Economic Cities, Attractive Cities, affordable Population Attraction, Investment Attraction, Urban Synergy


The creation of attractive peripheral cities is considered one of the most important features
of change and renewal in the patterns of urbanization, which have been adopted by most States as an
optimal means of alleviating the burden of the metropolitan cities and of addressing their major urban
problems, such as population inflation and traffic jam, as well as their active role in promoting
economic realities, advancing economic development and increasing imports. Therefore, the study
emerged from the particular problem: “The lack of a clear, holistic view of the concept of the attractive
city planning strategy”, Where the study assumes, “The existence of a set of key indicators extracted
from leading global experiences in this field, which is considered one of the main qualification rules
that makes the surrounding city attractive to the population and maximizes investment projects”. The
study aims to diagnose and extract the most effective indicators in this field that enhance the efficiency
of the surrounding city in a way that ensures its attractiveness and competitiveness.


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