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Appraisal Criteria-Space in Some Residential Urban Areas for Al-Kut City

Riyad Al-Anbari

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2014, Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 800-811

In this paper, appraisal for residential environment type in Al-Kut city has been done by regular process for evaluation of 198 random samples from dwelling units have been selected in four districts: Al-Kafa'at (57 samples), Hay Al-Rabee (57 samples), Al-Hoboken (65 samples) and Al-Shown (19 samples) to represent the factual residential environment for all the city. Questionnaire form has been prepared consists of (26) questions for environmental aspects for dwelling units to ensure getting all information (quantity and quality) required for environmental appraisal method approved by (APHA). Another one prepared for outdoor environment that surround the dwelling units areas, consists of (21) questions.
Results had been indicated that residential environment for Al-Kut city suffers from many problems like overcrowding which appears in some dwelling units. All then coming from increasing in number of families and total habitants which cause reducing the require areas for residents and led to reduce the privacy. Also some of the dwelling units had toilet and bathroom located outside its structure, additionally lack to some basic environmental requires. As result the shutdowns of public electricity for a long duration per day generate lack in adaptation, light…..etc. Surrounding environment of some districts has other important factors like neglecting or poor pavement of its streets and sidewalks. In addition to lack in sewage and storm systems, public parking, open areas, public playgrounds and public playfields.

Prepare of Mapping the Distribution of Schools in Kut City Using Geographic Information System (GIS)

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2011, Volume 29, Issue 16, Pages 650-663

The increased rates of urbanization have resulted in doubling the number of schools in
in the city randomly, which resulted in building schools lacking the most appropriate
standards required like being fit with the convenient environmental and health conditions
or being away from natural and human dangers, because of the great abilities that the
geographic information systems gives which help in finding the most appropriate
solutions and making the best decisions, especially with regard to processing and analysis
of spatial information. Thus, the current research aims at using GIS in assessing the
current status of school sites in all stages of primary intermediate and high school,
according to a set of natural, human and social standards. As well as the employment of
GIS to document the locations of the current distribution of schools in the city to produce
digital maps of sites and the pattern of distribution of schools subject to update, then it
suggests amending some of the sites according to the degree of suitability criteria in
research. To achieve these aims, the research depends on the data available at the
directorate of education in wassit, in addition to the field survey to identify the location of
schools accurately using GPS and updating the data available. The research finds the
existence of concentration in the distribution of schools which is concentrated in some
regions, random in others or regular in others. In general, this distribution may not reflect
a situation similar to the distribution among all regions in the city.

Household Behavior on Solid Waste Management A Case of Al-Kut City

Abbas H. Sulaymon; Jathwa A. Ibraheem; Bassim H. Graimed

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 24, Pages 7037-7046

This paper investigates the household behavior of Al-Kut City residents
towards solid waste management. The paper is the outcome of a house to house survey of 560 households per week; the sampling program was based on Random Uniform Sampling for seven months period (January to July 2009), covering different parts of the city. Samples were collected and analyzed periodically. Solid waste generation and composition in Al-Kut City (like other countries) is typically affected by population growth, urbanization, and improved economic conditions. The daily per capita waste generation in Al-Kut is 0.53 kg which is lower in the low- economic level zone in the city than in other zones. Among the total waste generated in Al-Kut City, 70.38% is food waste, 4.19% plastic waste, 2.44% metal waste, 2.32% glass waste, 3.36% paper waste, 6.75% textile waste, while the remaining percentages represents miscellaneous combustible and non combustible materials. Quantity and composition were measured in order to be used in a new MSW management plan.