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The role of collaborative perception in determining procedure priorities of reconstruction (Mosul old city)

1,a Mahmood Ahmed Khayat , 2,bRaad Salih Sultan , 3,Banaz N. Muhealddin

a University of Salahaddin, College of Engineering , Architecture Department ,  University of Mosul, College of Engineering , Architecture Department, University of Sulaimani, College of Engineering, Architecture Department

Received 4 February 2020 ,  Accepted 16 April 2020 Available online 30 December 2020


The call for post disaster reconstruction may look very elementary and naive, but the question is regarding, the common agreement on procedure priorities of this reconstruction, availability of sufficient premises, sharing and gathering of the available documentations of the destroyed sectors voluntarily, and to how extent may Mosul society accept 21st century technologies and built environment in reconstruction procedure, taking into consideration the local identity of the old city.

These questions may lead to the necessity for a concrete justification for any decision to be made, these decisions are to be acceptable by majority of Mosul city society, this can be done by detecting the collaborative unconscious perception for the matter of disastrous status of the destroyed old city, and available collaborative image for reconstruction procedures, to detect such an image, perception scales can be used, especially ones that were adopted to detect the rate of architecture vocabulary perception.

Finally the paper aims to be able to determine indicators that my help in establishing a road map for collaborative efforts (on both individual and institutional levels) that are accepted by the majority of Mosul People, the research started with building a theoretical framework by reviewing similar studies regarding perception, semantic differential scale and built heritage, the field survey was started by determining the survey society that represent various Mosul city social ranks, then this survey society was furnished with copies of the questionnaires, results of the survey were gathered, analyzed and discussed, coming out with a conclusion that, the results of this paper, represents indicators that my help in establishing a road map for collaborative efforts (on both individual and institutional levels) that are accepted by the majority of Mosul People


Mosul Old City, Destruction, Reconstruction Priorities, Collaborative Perception

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