Geographical analysis of the spatial expansion of the city of Soran and its future prospects
Keywords:urban growth, areal expansion, morphological stages, Soran
The phenomenon of the expansion of urban centers is a global phenomenon, arising from the impact of the high degrees of urbanization that afflicted almost all urban centers. The city of Soran is one of the urban centers in Erbil Governorate, which experienced a great urban growth within a short period of time. The research aims to track the spatial expansion of the city of Soran, through its morphological stages for the period between the years (1987-2013), and the justifications for this expansion, with an attempt to predict its trends in the future. In order to reach the goal of the research, the research was organized with an introduction and four axes, the first axis was devoted to the study of the geographical and positional characteristics of the city, while the second axis was devoted to the study of morphological stages, while the third axis dealt with the factors affecting the spatial expansion of the city, and the fourth axis was devoted to the study of horizons The future of the areal expansion to the target year (2035), and the study concluded with a set of conclusions and recommendations.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.