Department `s word
Human settlements in Iraq has been suffered of irregular and disarrangement of spatial planning, which led to several problems, as examples of these problems are misuse land and uneven in the spatial development . It’s no doubt that these problems are due to the absence of the sound planning as part of planning overall the national, regional and local levels. Regional planning it also considers the second level of planning and it is the link between national and local planning.
Regional planning concept raised during the second half of the 20th century, and it distinguished by takes the spatial dimension of development as an important aspect that was to melt the economic and social disparities between regions.
The countries of the world and especially the developed of them has taken into account the finding ways that help to cooperate between the man and his/her place living, by holding agreement that man getting benefit and in the same time looking after the this place.
the practical relationship between man (m& f) and place stimulated those willing to achieve optimum aim through following number of covenants between man and place. This relationship focused on planning in all its forms, including, if not the most important, Regional Planning, which defined as a “the technique which takes spatial dimension to the process of development into account, to melt the economic and social disparities between the regions of the State, in addition to apply the best scientific methods to achieve the best utilization of natural and human resources”
Regional planning department seeks to establish the scientific knowledge in the planning fields and achieve cognitive leadership through making elaborated education system to create an elite group of planners who are able to activate the sustainable urban development; in addition to realize extensive scientific development in various fields of knowledge.
The department endeavors hardly to fulfill the society needs through preparing efficient planning cadres characterized by ingenuity, innovation and equanimity in the fields of scientific research. The aim of these cadres are addressing urban problems and establishing diligent basis planning in general.