Erbil Inner Green Belt

Location | Erbil, Iraq

Service | Rural Development, Nature Conservation, Master Plan, Ecological Planning, Landscape

Client | Kurdish Regional Government-Ministry of Municipalities

Year | 2009

Lead Consultant | Khatib & Alami Consolidated Engineering, Beirut 

Landscape Consultant | Jala Makhzoumi

Team | Khatib & Alami Consolidated Engineering 

The challenge of the Erbil Inner Green Belt master plan was to change prevailing conception for the project as mono-cultural reforestation towards a holistic, ecological vision that celebrates Kurdish rural heritage (natural, agricultural, pastoral and village life). The landscape master plan is sustainable environmentally, responsive ecologically and just socially providing alternative livelihoods to the villages in the project area. Liaising with Nature Iraq, Key Protection Areas (KPA) were proposed in the greenbelt to protect and celebrate wildlife in the region.