Published: 2022-08-301

Bridging the gap in injustice urbanism

Maryam Said , Mohammed Qasim Abdul Ghafoor Al Ani
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum
Section: Articles


Cities are often divided by invisible borders, and this demarcation is man-made, with some areas featuring large infrastructure, well-maintained parks, gardens, and upscale residential areas. In contrast, other areas are characterized by severe deprivation, inadequate housing, inadequate services, poor recreation and cultural facilities, deterioration, and scarce infrastructure investment. These tangible differences come as symptoms of intangible and persistent divisions in society that distribute unequal opportunities and freedoms among the population. The research problem has shown the lack of clarity and diagnosis of urban problems that led to the emergence of the urban gap in cities). This paper focuses on breaking down the difficult edges created by the urban zoning of the city that would enhance interactions between communities and social classes through a practical study on a selected sample (Al-Hussein neighbourhood and Al-Intisar neighbourhood, Al-Muthanna, Iraq). The research concluded the importance of finding appropriate architectural and urban solutions and strategies to cross the urban inequality gap and achieve justice.


urban gaps, urban problems, urban injustice, divisions, deprivation, boundaries

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Said, M., & Al Ani, M. Q. A. G. (2022). Bridging the gap in injustice urbanism. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum, 21(3), 435–446.

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