Erbil Inner Green Belt
Location | Erbil, Iraq
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.