CRISIS MITIGATION OF DISAPPEARING PRIVATE GREEN SPACES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS - CASE STUDY IN BAGHDAD (IRAQ)
he study discussed a group of factors that led to the fading of private green spaces within residential units in Baghdad for different periods (2005-2022), as well as the impact of this change on the city's ecosystem as it is a part of a more extensive system (such as parks, public green spaces, river banks, etc.), in terms of providing thermal and aesthetic comfort that the green cover adds to the housing units, whose impact is reflected on the urban landscape of the residential areas. The research hypothesis adopts the selection of samples from residential neighbourhoods in Baghdad to measure the extent of the shortage of green spaces by using the research methodology in a method (Cumulative method) by calculating the proportion of green spaces for housing units for different years from 2005 - to 2010- 2015 - 2022 and explanations that led to this decrease in private green spaces within housing units, and develop recommendations to compensate green spaces within housing units by adopting sustainable green architecture methods and adopt sustainable solutions to reduce the shortage of green spaces within residential areas.
Keywords: Green Spaces, Sustainable Houses, Green Architecture, Cumulative Method, Baghdad.