Sustainable tourism in urban heritage places – Al-Qishlaq as a case study

  • Huda Adel Abdul-Hameed Department of Architecture, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Osamah Abdulmunem Al-Temeemi Department of Architecture, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Sustainable tourism, heritage places, development sides, architectural legacy, conscious design technology


Tourism is an economic aspect and a real engine of development in many countries. The importance of this aspect lies in the development of various sectors starting with architecture, urban development, as well as its contribution to the balance of performance and job creation, and its positive impact on the other sectors of the industry and trade in general, and architecture in particular. Architecture forms the physical and cultural dimension of tourism, all tourist activities are held in architectural facilities and many of the architectural facilities have become important tourist attractions. This creates a positive correlation between economic, social, urban development and the preservation of resources including the cultural heritage, especially those related to architectural heritage and traditional urban figures. Where sustainable tourism can be viewed as an industry that fulfills the functional need of the tourist without prejudice the location which to be invested, especially when the site has a historical or cultural significance or even the collective memory of the community. Therefore, the research problem focused on the knowledge deficit in studying the aspects of sustainable development and its role in tourism and its mutual effects on the urban heritage of cities in terms of their points of view and indicators and how to deal with them in order to achieve sustainable tourism for those places, If we consider sustainability is the environmentally conscious in tourism and architecture. The aim of this research is to draw the aspects of sustainable tourism in all its intellectual and applied dimensions and their impact on the urban heritage sites in order to promote these places to achieve the highest possible efficiency for sustainable tourism in the long term, with regard to their developments and their various impacts (social, environmental and economic) on those places.

How to Cite
Abdul-Hameed, H., & Al-Temeemi, O. (2019). Sustainable tourism in urban heritage places – Al-Qishlaq as a case study. Association of Arab Universities Journal of Engineering Sciences, 26(3), 94-104.

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