Analytical study of children's playgrounds performance in the residential neighbourhood units (Sulamaniyah city as a case study)


  • Nahedh Al-Qemaqchi 1Department of Architectural Engineering, Cihan University- Sulaimaniya, Sulaimaniya, Iraq.
  • Dana Sdiq Sadiq Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Sulaimaniya University, Sulaimaniya , Iraq.



Children's playgrounds, , Residential neighbourhood, Occupancy evaluation


Many countries around the world are concerned about children's playground performance, particularly governments, and organizations, because of its importance in the child's life and the formation of his future behaviour. Playgrounds in open green areas are desirable and significant public places in the urban fabric because not only do they provide a space for children's play and growth outside the home but they support a healthy environment and adults’ activities. Two international organizations are working on children's needs, the (UNICEF), and IPA, (International Association for the Child's Right to Play), and both organizations are responsible for supporting children all over the world with humanitarian and developmental aid including child rights for play. Experts in the field understand that the social skills that children learn in the playground are often skills that they use for the rest of their lives and carry with them into adulthood; additionally, independent studies show that playgrounds are one of the most important places outside their homes, because of those above benefits this paper attempted to assess and check the suitability of a children's playground performence in Sulaymaniyah city to occupy the children's activity; thus, the main objective is to evaluate and find solutions related to improving the performance of children's playgrounds through investigation using criteria (formed as a set of criteria which are from defferent sources mentioned it in the table (1)), developed it for that purpose, and applied the criteria on (10) neighborhood units in both government and investment sectors, it is clear that the children playground performance in the investment secotr is better than the govrment sector, the other objective of the paper is to present the effect of play and playgrounds on kids and attract the neighbourhood community to different activities.



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How to Cite

Al-Qemaqchi, N. ., & Sdiq Sadiq, D. . (2024). Analytical study of children’s playgrounds performance in the residential neighbourhood units (Sulamaniyah city as a case study). The Scientific Journal of Cihan University– Sulaimaniya, 8(1), 46-67.